Well,I'm not quite finished my mother-of-the-groom dress although I've really only got the hem left to do.I don't have any hem tape so I'll pick some up tomorrow when I go to Fredericton and I'll finish the dress and hopefully have some pics and comments to make about the pattern later in the week.
However, I did make another dress this week because I just wanted an easy project to work on and this one fit the bill. I really had fun with it.I used Vogue 8486 which I made up last summer out of a rayon knit.Here it is. I wear this dress a lot but mostly at home on hot days. I find it's very huggy at the chest area and I've been wanting to try it again in a heavier fabric.
If you want an easy to make and extremely comfortable dress to wear on hot days,I highly recommend this pattern. the armholes are perfect (not too low ).The length is just right on my 5'4" frame.It comes to just below the knee on me.And it is pegged at the hemline but still roomy.
Fabricville is having it's 3/1 sale right now and I picked up a few pieces including this stretch cotton poplin print. When I saw it ,I immediately envisioned this pattern.
I made a couple of alterations to the pattern this time around. I made a Full Bust Adjustment of sorts.In other words,I didn't know how to go about it with the pleats at the neck and all,so I just tried this .
It seems to have worked OK.
I also shaped the waist on the side seams and a little at the back seam and I really like the results. The dress isn't quite as boxy now.
Then, since I had these sew-on thingies in black and the neckline was really wanting to be jazzed up, I did this!
This really styled the dress I think. I love it! Here it is!
This black cardi looks great with it too.
I wore it to church today and I still have it on.
Stay tuned for the Mother-of-the-groom dress and the pattern review.It's mostly good but there was one thing that made me Grrrrr! Lol.
Have a great week everyone and I hope you find time to sew!