Added Sep 8, 2010
North Wales, Uni...
I love this dress so very much! This was my first stylish dress book 3 dress I made! I was so excited! I checked which size I would be on the internet and figured I was about a size 7! So I went about copying the pattern and then cutting the pieces out and finally constructing the dress! When it was almost finished (apart from the sleeves and the hem) I tried it on and it was a perfect fit, well apart from being a little snug around the chest area! But anyway I proceeded to sew on the sleeves, which was a first may I add! It all turned out fine, I hemmed it and was so excited! I then tried it on! Unfortunately I hadn’t thought about how ‘snug’ it was really going to get after putting the sleeves on. It was pulling around the bust area and if I lifted up my arms the dress just pulled up! So I have firmly established I am a size 9 :)! I have taken the sleeves off the dress now and I just need to finish the edges and I can hopefully wear it with a long sleeved top underneath! I guess the dress isn’t destined to never be worn :)
What I do love about this pattern is the great ruffled bit down the front of the bust area! It’s really quaint and takes the dress from being a little plain to something a little more special! It is definitely just a casual dress and I will probably wear it all the time as it’s nice and robust and wont wear out in an instant. Over all it was a nice project!
Gray cotton and satin like printed fabric, off an old wrap around top!
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