Added May 29, 2011
One pattern piece cut on the fold, using up only half of my remnant (approximately 1.1m), a few hours of sewing last Wednesday night and i was wearing my new dress to work the next day. I did sew one side of the invisible zipper back to front (duh) and spent the best part of 40 minutes unpicking the bitch stretch stitch before sewing it in the correct way only to discover the zip gave the dress a Dino spine! Another problem arose while reaching up rrrrrrrrip! On both sides! sigh. Obviously a few adjustments were needed, first i cut out the zipper and sewed up the seam. It pulls on over my head so why it calls for a zip is any ones guess. To fix the ripped armhole i used scraps of the wool jersey to create a binding. I did need to make the armhole bigger due to the rip but it worked out ok.
Pattern: Drape Drape book 1-dress 3
Fabric: 1.2m Wool jersey remnant from Tessuti
Alterations: Needed no zip, armholes needed binding to strengthen, lengthened by and inch and a half.
Notes: Easy. One pattern piece, uses up a small amount of fabric, sews up quickly and fits well. Other than the alterations made to strengthen and omit the unnecessary this dress fit me perfectly as it is.
This is my ‘go to’ little black dress this winter. A great pattern, simple style, comfortable. Love it.
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