Added Dec 1, 2008
Los Angeles, Cal...
I just finished this dress sans the neckband and pockets.
I completed the neckline with a 1’’ french seam and then topstitched all around.
I left of the pockets because they were just too large and I’d never use them practically. I thought it might make me look too matronly (or milk-maidish…)
I suck at sewing zippers and my top stitching usually takes two takes (one to figure out what I do wrong and another to get it right).
I learned out to do elastic casing.
I still have a problem fitting for my waist which is disproportionately smaller that the rest of my body (even buying patterns for teens doesn’t rectify the issue), so the fit is loose but still chic with heel and right accessories.
I’ll probably wear this style with chunky bracelets, long necklace and a 60s inspired rooster bump and side ponytail. Will post pics when I finally rock the look.
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