Yee! I'm excited to share with you the dress I finished for the Fall For Cotton Sewalong. The dress only took me about two weeks to finish. I just hadn't gotten around to wearing it. Actually, I still haven't worn it out. I'm planning on wearing it to school on Tuesday. I was going to try to wait for a good occasion, but I feel like that occasion is never going to come.
Now I wrote about my fabric and pattern choice in this in this post, so I won't go into a lot of detail with that.
Here's the pattern & fabric
Now on to the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The good: This dress was extremely easy to sew and fit perfectly!
The bad: I messed up the skirt back by cutting it in half. However I was able to fix it by moving the darts and tailoring out the excess material.
The ugly: The dress fit great everywhere, but the pleats at the midsection created this ugly poof!! It made me look like I had a beer belly. I couldn't the skirt in from the side because then I would not be able to walk or sit. After going back with the iron, I was able remove some of the poofyness. Missy from Technicolor Cutie, Tasha from By Gum, By Golly, and my mom had the genius idea of sewing in the pleats together to create darts. I did not attempt this because by this point I wasn't too bothered with the poof after the extra ironing. I will probably have to do this in the future though because I don't want to take an eternity to carefully iron the darts every time I wear this dress.
and now I can present to you...my finished dress!
I can honestly say that this is a dress that is going to get a lot of wear. My favorite detail being the open back and bow.
I chose to accessorize my dress with jade and bakelite bangles, a Forever 21 belt, a 1960's brooch signed by Robert, bakelite earrings,
and a 1960's hat.
Can't wait for my next project!