Perfect little herringbone dress
Added Jan 13, 2014
Washington Dc, U...
The dress was made with the bodice McCall’s M5927 pattern and a self drafted skirt with the following alterations:
-Added 1.5" to the front and back of the neck for a higher neck
-Cut the back and front bodice pieces 5.5" from the top to create two additional pattern pieces and seam lines
-Faced the back and front bodice pieces
-Reduced the diameter of the arm opening to create a slimmer sleeve
-Cut the sleeve at 11.5" from the top to create a seam
-Add a 2" seam cuff
-Drafted a skirt to attach to the bodice -measure from the bottom of the bodice to determine the length you want the skirt. Measure your hips at the widest point and cut two pieces of fabric with those dimensions. Fold the back piece of the fabric lenghtwise and cut it in half. Using a 5/8" seam allowance sew the back pieces together baste stitching from the top down 9" for the zipper then sew the side seams. Matching the bodice side and back seams to the skirt side and back seams, pin together. Working from both side seams, gradually decrease the waist so the skirt matches up to the bodice, this will require you to create new side seams. Once the skirt and bodice matches up and the seams are matching, sew the skirt and bodice together making sure you baste across the zipper seam. Attach a 22"zipper, try the dress on inside out. To create your perfect fit, pin the skirt where needed and mark with chalk. Remove the dress and make the appropriate fit adjustments then trim the excess seam allowance.
-Add a 2" seam band at the bottom of the dress
Full details at www.beautejadore.com
Fabric used is this wool stretch herringbone from Moodfabrics.com-http://www.moodfabrics.com/moss-natural-herringbone-suiting-fw11795.html