Ok, I'm only two weeks late on the publishing of this finished dress. My second, and it's a much better fit. I worked hard on the bodice with the princess seams.
Here's the back view - which is a better fit than what this picture suggests.
Whew! Boy I need a haircut.
I've reviewed this pattern before so, here we go:
What I liked: Fun, easy, princess-seam pattern with retro good looks in a variety of styles. I love the two-tone - which Eugenia ingeniously concocted in one of her dresses. Great fit. I added the selvage flowers and pockets which match the bodice. . .
Flowers - my big design element.
My challenges: The bodice fit - which I blogged about last post. I wish I could add the collar to this version - I ran out of tropical material. I lined it - which was challenging considering the double knit material I used on the skirt and somewhat skewed the absolutely perfect fit I had going on previously.
I also handpicked the zipper and used a variety of couture techniques. . . fell stitching on the armholes and to finish the lining.
Next up: I'm in the middle of the pants sew-a-long by Sunni, The Cupcake Goddess, working on my muslin fit. I am taking a cloning class by Kenneth King, and I've been shout out by Sue of Sew-Misunderstood! Thanks - the posts are forthcoming.
This dress should work wonderfully - I'm headed to Hawaii in a week for two weeks for a work trip - although I planned to make a new bathing suit - that project has now been delayed. . . Pattern review on this dress to follow.