Pattern: Cynthia Rowley pattern 2497
Notions: Invisible zipper
Time to complete: 6 hours
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Having consider the changes I made.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What's skills: Invisible zipper technique
Did you make any alterations or modifications?
This dress started as is on the package, with the only modification being the zipper on the back instead of the side.I basted all the seams with exception of zipper seam and went to bed at 3.30 am. When I tried the dress on the next day I wasn’t keen on the excessive volume on the hips and the bust area. Even slimmer Ruth didn't got away.
Big boobs and volume don't mix up. Dee & Dee weren’t ready to look frumpy just yet so I added bust darts, eliminated the volume on the waist by creating a cross seam similar to Lisette 2209. The back gained slim darts and lost the band. The neckline is nice and cut and sewn the ruffle pattern piece but haven't attached it yet.
Here you can see how much fun I had thinking how can I dress it up for a shoot using the " ruffle" pattern.
|Turban ( Lol)|
First worn: May 2012
Wear again? Yes. Very comfortable dress but Its too cold in the UK. I don't know why I keep making summer clothes as I cannot wear it often.
Will you make it again? Yes, sometimes I think I don't give a chance to a pattern develop and change the design to quickly. I may try this pattern again somehow improving the fit without changing the style it is in shorter version.
Conclusion: Maxi dresses are easy to style and so comfortable. I like how this turned out. Isn't the print amazing? And the orange pok-a-dot is the same cotton I used on the back of my sorbetto. Only with cotton can you find so many patterns and colours.
Photo shoot: Near Dickens chalet.
♫:Seu Jorge . Starman
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