Added Apr 8, 2008
My first “pattern-sewn” piece of clothing, hooray! I used the Lydia pattern without sleeves, and with a non-stretch fabric. I modified the neckline a bit, after struggling quite some time trying to make a nice rounded neckline with a non-elastic fabric… and I made darts on the front for a slightly closer fit.
Non-stretch fabric from Åhléns
Burdastyle.com for the beginner-friendly Lydia pattern
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