|With a different belt! This was|
just what I had within reach.
This is a momentous event, because I haven't done that for quite some time.
It isn't a complicated dress, but it still sat on my workroom table unfinished for the better part of two weeks.
It isn't a complicated dress, but I liked the pattern so much I made it in a Liberty cotton that I've had sitting for several summers. It's cool and airy and I love it.
The pattern is Simplicity 1609, and I noticed it a while back on Gertie's blog. I'm glad I read her review of it, because this dress does not have the Big 4's usual excessive ease. I'm usually a 12 in Simplicity, etc., but I went by my measurements this time and I'm a 14. I know it looks a big spacious on the dress form, but that's because Evelyn's back isn't as wide and she's somehow not gained an inch or so in the chest where I have. We won't even discuss her refusal to adjust her waist measurement to mine.
The darts on this pattern really make a difference in the fit. Even though I like shift dresses, they tend not to be the most fitted things in my wardrobe. (Yes, Simplicity is calling this an A-line dress, but we can agree to disagree, can't we? It feels more like a shift when I'm wearing it.) This has two darts in the front and one in the back. And if I'd kept that center front seam, who knows what greatness I would have achieved?
|Hard to see the detail of the Liberty print in the full size photo|