Added Apr 15, 2012
by Laura Seale
Just checking my altered pattern was alright.Not a bad fit but I need help altering the back of the dress for next time. I added darts to take off 2cm each and the I realised I’d not altered the facing properly and it was 1cm too narrow so I just cut the back to match as I knew it was still going to gape a bit. I don’t like the darts I’ve been through my old pattern books and the centre back seam is always straight, thought the darts would get me round this but it still doesn’t look right. Zip is lower down as it’s only a 16 inch one but the hook and eye look good and I’d found some lovely buttons but don’t want to draw attention to the back.
Some failry stiff green material a friend gave me. I really should have washed it first cos I’ll be really stuck if it shrinks in the wash! It creases a bit but it’s comfortable to wear :-)
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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