Added Jun 12, 2011
This is an African print fabric that I thought was gorgeous. Then I discovered the pattern consisted of one yard squares down the length of the bolt. Horrors!
This is a self-drafted pullover sundress, no closures, and darts in the back. Almost shift in design as I was trying to find a way to use the squares that wouldn’t look ridiculous. I ended up using the lines of two squares down the front, and the sections between the squares at the back, which required a center-back seam as the squares were too small to go across the width. The original pattern looked stupid with the down the sides at the back. I also ended up cutting the pattern out perpendicular to the grainline (left to right instead of up and down) and it has created a few interesting issues with the ease. Grrrr…. Will DEFINITELY pay more attention to the print in future!
I made a lot of mistakes on this one, but that’s how I learn, so it was a successful lesson, I guess! :)
Himself agrees that it’s nice enough to wear at home, even with (casual) company, so I’m very pleased! It’s cool and comfy in the heat, so it gets a lot of wear.
African print cotton
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