The Sewing Frenzy Dress
Added Mar 20, 2012
Dayton, Ohio, Un...
So I completely fell head over heels in love with this fabric. So much so, that I bought the rest of the bolt which amounted to about 5 yards. After agonizing for hours about what pattern to use to make it up, I finally settled on Vogue 8577. Thought plain I thought it was a good marriage between fabric and pattern. Especially since quilting cottons need patterns with a bit more structure in them to be successful.
I made lots of changes. I started with a size 10 in the bust and graded out to a 14 at the hips (classic pear shape here!). I completely omitted the lining which I felt would unnecessarily weigh down an already heavier cotton dress. Instead, I drafted a facing that goes up the fronts and around the neckline. I added rick rack to the neck and waist for a little extra flair. All in all I’m quite pleased with this dress and forsee getting a lot of use out of it!
100% Quilting cotton from Joanns.