Added Nov 7, 2007
i have adored this dress since i first saw it posted to the site. i love the piping! the yoke provides a great opportunity to mix together fun patterns. i chose two silks – nice thick fabric with woven patterns. they worked quite well with this dress. constructing the dress was sometimes challenging, but enjoyably so. the lining helped me hone my invisible stitch skills! the fit is pretty excellent. it’s quite fitted through the shoulders… i might use a woven with some spandex if i were to make this dress again because i have rather broad shoulders. my only issue with the pattern is that if you follow the markings for the gathers at the bust, it’s all bunched up toward the center and it creates this funky boob effect. or maybe it’s just me. in any case, i was able to adjust the gathers to my liking. overall, i love this dress!
wool & silk