Project: Summer Dress
Pattern: Simplicity 2371
Size: 12 altered
Fabric: Rayon challis from Hancock Fabrics this season
As predicted, this dress came out great for summer. I won’t be making it again ’cause it has some warts and I have plenty more dress patterns to play with. First, the finished photo:
See how I closed up the excess neck slit with the little square of fabric? I simply folded over a rectangle of fabric, served the raw edges and stitched it in when I topstitched the neckline.
See how the slit flops open? Imagine how far that would be hanging had I not inserted the little extra fabric. Wart #1.
Wart #2 is the depth of the armholes. Maybe that is a by-product of the looseness of the dress, but they could definitely be raised an inch or more.
Wart #3 is the width of the shoulders. I cut this at the shoulder width of the 10, in fact I cut the entire upper back on the 10 width lines. It still hangs off my shoulders.
Other than that, it’s perfect.
I’m wearing it today, and expect to love it!