Added Apr 14, 2008
Cape Town, South...
This is a great little party dress! But beware of charmeuse, it is definitely not a fabric for a beginner what with it slipping all over the place. (Much patience and basting required!)
I had to resize the pattern to a smaller size in the bust, which was challenging, but fun. I still ended up taking in the side bust area seams some more, and I think I lost some of the depth of the pleats because the end underarm seams ended up very high. I didn’t redo them at the time of making, because the thought of un-picking and replacing the invisible zip AGAIN was too much.
But the perfectionist in me will no doubt cause me to fix it before the next party comes along.
Overall, I’m very happy with the result, especially since the material only cost about $3!
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