Monday, September 06, 2010

Much closer - the quest for the perfect wrap dress

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.


Summerset said...

Much better! You look great in it!

sewabeginner said...

You look beautiful in this dress. Great job. I have to find a wrap dress that fits well now.