Friday, April 06, 2007

I about forgot

I got so wrapped up in posting my new pattern purchases, I about forgot to take pictures of my Easter dress. I did get the last few minutes of daylight so the pictures are nice.
A quick review:
I added 1" to the bodice and to the sleeves for my 5'9". The pattern called for a zipper, I basted my seams and tried on the dress. The fabric is a poly/lycra and the basting showed no need for a zipper, a good thing! I did have to unsew a bit, the bodice was just too big and was not even close to my body. After some adjusting, I have no idea if this is the correct pattern adjustment but it worked for my dress - I shortened the crossover part of the bodice and then the fabric pulled closer to my chest and no gaposis. Next time, I will cut a size 10 in the bodice. My sash is a bit shorter than the pattern picture, it was all the fabric I had.
This pattern is a quick sew and stylish, a great combination.


  1. gorgeous!!! love, love, love the fabric.

  2. Your dress turned out lovely! I have just started sewing again after a ten year hiatus and enjoy reading other sewers blogs.

  3. What a lovely Easter dress! You did a great job...I'm sure it looked smashing on you. :)

  4. You dress turned out great! I love the fabric & the pattern. I have looked at this pattern several times but thought that it looked too full for my liking but yours doesn’t at all. Is that fabric from Ann @ Gorgeous Things?

  5. What a gorgeous dress! Beautiful fabric, and the contrasting sash is perfect!

  6. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Oh my!

    That's a gorgeous dress. Beautiful colous and fabric.