A Garment A Week – Week 3 – 22/01/2016
I’m in love with this dress ♥
Super comfortable 97% cotton 3% spandex, although it does wrinkle very easily, I’d love to remake it in a cute print or a polyester cotton mix, but it definitely needs the stretch for comfort.
The design came from an existing dress and I patterned it by changing a basic dress pattern. Altering it to fit my measurements. I could have made it more fitting but I think it would definitely be too hot for summer and movement would be more restricted.
I made the pockets a decent size so they’re usable and probably should’ve made the sleeves a bit shorter as they get really wrinkled from elbow movement.
The neckline has a fine non stretch webbing type tape stitched into the seam with the facing so it won’t stretch out of shape. Darts in the back, bodice ones are longer to help the fit on the ‘V’ neck line. No darts in the front, the fit adjustments are in the princess seams.
Overall a really versatile dress ♥