It's a Project Runway pattern and did not disappoint. I like the collar, the three-quarter length sleeves and the flared skirt. I still may put the carriers on it (they are already made up) but I'm not sure. The way the dress fits now, the mid-section a little high and I wouldn't even need a belt. It would be nice to have such an option however.
This is the eighth project to be completed. I used a red wood blend found in Virginia's stash. She too was going to make a dress that was to be paired with a coordinating plaid jacket.
I lined the dress with a red tricot fabric also found in Virginia's stash. The same red tricot fabric that I used to line completed project #2, Simplicity 2403. While the lining helps protect from the scratchy"ness" of the fabric it does create some bulk in certain places i.e. under the arms, around the neckline and the zipper area. I thought I took all the necessary precautions to prevent the lining from showing but I can still see it at the bottom of the sleeves.
|Somewhat of a back view. It was soooo wrinkled, I decided not to show a view from the back until I get it nicely pressed!|
WHAT I LEARNED IN THE PROCESS: Not sure that I learned anything in particular but am certainly becoming more experienced at adding linings and inserting zippers!
I highly recommend this pattern! Two more projects to go. I must admit, I'm getting a bit ancy to begin new projects! Looking at ALL of the cute summer dresses that others are making has got me wanting to make a couple of my own. Until next time......BE BLESSED!