Monday, September 06, 2010
So much better. I finally took some time and finished my second draft of the New Look 6674 dress. I have to say, I'm liking this one quite a bit.
After the last version, I realized I needed to raise the neckline so I could wear the dress without a tank-top underneath.
Here's what I did:
- Raise the shoulder by 2 inches. (Because of my shoulder modifications, the bust dart is in the wrong place with this dress, but the black hides it a bit.)
- Take a half-inch off the entire armsycle - since it was a bit too snug because I'd reduced the shoulder so much.
- Add a center back seam, and take in a good 1.5 inches at the center back neckline.
Ok, if I want to do this correctly, I need to redraft the bodice entirely, I think, rather than mucking around with it like this. But you know what? It works ok. I can wear this dress.
Oh, this is also what I wore on Self-Stitched-September Day 6.