I've had this beautiful two sided cotton knit , which I bought at Mood Fabrics.com a couple of years ago when our Canadian dollar was more at par with the American dollar. It would never tell me what it wanted to be until now. As soon as I saw this pattern, V9240 , I heard my special Mood fabric calling " This is it ! This is it !!! "
Details: ( I made a mock up in a summer fabric and made an FBA and added a bust dart to the side piece . I felt the sleeves were a little snug so I dealt with that )
The fabric is a double knit, double sided cotton in dark navy and white.
The pattern description stated that the silhouette of this dress was fitted, so I cut a size larger and that worked for me. I don't really think this is a very fitted style however .
I used my knit sleeve for my SFD sloper and I'm a little sorry because I feel they are too loose. I first used the mini stripe for the sleeves but I didn't like the result so I took them out , turned them the other way and I like that's much better.
This is a straight style as you can see and is not shaped at the waist. I was tempted to add back waist darts and still may .
The only changes I made was to do my usual fitting alterations and I decided to make the back all one piece . I didn't think I'd like the back as it is in the pattern. That also omitted the need to match the stripes at center back .
Here's a closer look at the neckline.
This is really a very simple dress to make. The mock up I made is a summer version which I'll show you when I finish it . I can think of all kinds of fabrics to use and turn it into tops too. Oh what fun ! I love sewing, don't you ? Lol.
Please let me know what you think. I'd love to see other people's version of this pattern too so if you make it , please let me know.
I have a couple of really cool things to show you another time so come back next week, won't you !
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