Added Aug 3, 2013
by Manic Pop
Chicago , Illino...
NOTE: I’ve fixed the gathers on this skirt since these photos – I just didn’t have another day to shoot this dress before it went into my exhibition!
Hand-drafted dress by me!
If this dress looks familiar, that’s because it’s based on my design, the Sunrise Panel Top! This was actually my most-viewed garment ever on any site. Though when I made this dress, I figured out some issues that weren’t immediately apparent on my last go-round of this pattern.
1.) I needed to cut off 1/2" at the shoulders to get the bust to sit at the correct spot. I think my original blocks are just made for someone with a longer body. So yeah, I had to bust apart about 4 seams to get back in there to edit that, then the shoulder seams weren’t sewing together nicely since the fabric was unraveling 2.) When I extended the pattern, DUH! A bodice block ends at your natural waist, hence a straight but slightly angled inward line. What happens when you go below your natural waist? Ever hear of an hourglass figure, Nicole?! You guessed it: The pattern needs to jut outward again from that point.
If I had used my torso block, that wouldn’t have even been an issue. I tend to overlook small details, no matter how long I’ve been making things for.
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