Added Jan 31, 2011
Los Angeles, Cal...
This dress was quick and easy to make. The hardest part was figuring out how to fold the bodice piece. I left some comments on the pattern on how to figure it out. Also, be sure to notch all your pieces!! It’s really necessary for this piece!
The pattern didn’t come with a size small enough for me (it’s in tall sizes starting at 76 and I’m a 72, booo), so I just used the 76 and left off the seam allowance. I’m 5’7 so I make a 3 inch hem instead of a 1 or 2 inch. I think it fits pretty well but I’m quite narrow on top so would have ideally graded the pattern.
I used a very soft jersey. I think the project would have turned out better with a stiffer jersey.
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