I am in love with this pattern. The fit is fantastic. It adds great shape. I want a million of these. I did not make a muslin, but should have. I really messed up the details. The flaps are all messed up. My homemade bias tape is messed up. The application of it is also messed up. Oh well. I used the bodice from Simplicity 8130, the straps from New Look 6048, as well as the skirt. I used my own pockets. The fabric was a gift from my Mom and Dad. I also used one of my metal zippers. They are my precious. Much like most of my fabric.
I’m still going to wear the dress. I really like the fabric. I have always been scared of yellow. I was told I should never wear yellow because it makes me look sick. I’m not sure this shade of yellow makes me look sick though. I think it looks very summery. I really like it.
I used a size 10, but used a smaller seam allowance in most areas and a much larger seam allowance around the waist and above the chest.
The dress is so comfortable and a perfect fit.
Last night, I was browsing through Pintrest looking for inspiration. My husband is sitting next to me and well, conversation below…
Husband – That
Me – What?
Husband – Put a bow on it.
Me – What are you talking about?
Husband – The dress, put a bow on it, just like that one.
So, this morning, that is what I did. It does cover up my mistake somewhat, and makes it look a little more intentional, and a little more girlie. So, essentially my husband fixed the dress by saying “Put a bow on it.” I would have never guessed that would come from him.