Sunday, May 18, 2008
Finally! Its not that this was a complicated dress, because it wasn't. The instructions were clear, there weren't too many fitting issues, but somehow, I just couldn't find time to sew. Ah, the perils of a social life.
Anyway, I had a few hours yesterday, and a few hours today (watching the Cavs Celtics game and slip-stitching - so much slip-stitching on this dress!), so I finally got it done.
I had to do a bit of fitting for the bodice. It was hard to figure out where to do a petite alteration on the bodice, because of the princess seams. I sewed up the bodice, and then took off an inch of the bottom. I should have taken off two. To compensate (I'd already basted the zipper) I took an inch off the shoulder. In the red version, I'll do this right.
Otherwise, I think this is pretty wearable. I don't love the fabric on me (why? I love orange so much, it just doesn't look that good on me though), but its a nice, summer dress that I'll get a lot of use out of.
What do you think? Belt? No belt? Different belt?
Posted by Reethi at 6:36 PM