My Party dress has been finished for a little while now but
things have been so crazy around here I haven’t had time to blog about it until now.
The pattern is basically a two for one.
You get both a peplum pattern and a party dress pattern.
heard how easy to make April’s patterns are and for a first time dressmaker I
needed something fairly simple. 2) The dress is just delicious – the length,
the fullness of the skirt, the sleeveless top… need I say more?
|Left: Before I added the ties. Right: After I added the ties.|
little too big once it was finished – the top fit pretty well, but the waist
was too big. Since I am new to dress
making and had no idea how to alter the actual dress, I decided to add some
matching ties to synch the waist and accentuate my figure more.
To be fair I am a very small human being, think middle school kid size but taller. I did have one of my friends try on this dress and it fit her much better than it fit me – unfortunately this is usually the case for me when it comes to clothes and is part of the reason I wanted to try my hand at making some.
|Front of the Dress before and after I added the Ties|
All around this was a great pattern and I learned a lot in
the process. I learned how to make bust
darts and facing, and I learned how to add said facing to the dress. I have to say I would recommend the pattern. It is such a great learning tool, and if you are already an experienced seamstress well then its a quick pattern that turns out beautifully.
Back to work on some and quilts and patterns of my own!
Edit: A finish crossed off my Q2 FAL List Blogged about here