So this is what I sewed last week after my daughter went back to Ottawa.
It was a UFO (UnFinished Object). It was also meant to be a transition piece but I couldn't find big brown or green buttons that matched the browns and greens in the fabric so I had to use these big white ones that I actually found at Frenchy's ,which is a chain of used clothing stores here in New Brunswick (Canada). I feel that the white buttons make it look definitely summery.
How do I feel about the dress?
Well...It's a little looser than I expected it to be. I cut out a size 12 with an extra inch of fit insurance at the side seams but didn't need it so had to take it in.
I cut the placket an inch wider because I really wanted to use big buttons ( I love big buttons.).That turned out fine.
I didnt make an FBA ,which I usually do but this rayon/lycra was very stretchy so I kind of knew I could get away without it.
The lenght was just what I wanted. The pattern shows an above the knee lenght on the model.I'm 4'4.5' so I figured it would fall below my knee a little ,and it did.
I think the shorter version of the sleeves might be more suitable for a summer dress . Maybe next spring ,I might decide to take off the cuffs and shorten them.
So,when all is said and done ,I think I would like the dress a little better if my husband, when I asked him to take this photo, hadn't said:
" That's kind of a funny looking dress,isn't it? "
I'll have more photos on my Flickr site tomorrow.