Whew! February is a short month, but I’ve managed to finish this just in time.
Scruffy Badger’s sewalong inspired me to buy this pattern and join in. I’d admired it on others, but didn’t think it was my kind of thing. I was wrong!
I chose to make the gathered version, with just a simple faced neckline and bias tape faced armholes. I thought with these large polka dots I didn’t want to go more complicated. This is planned as a summer dress, maybe with coral coloured flats? Dreaming of some sun…
The fabric is heavy jersey from Stone Fabrics. It doesn’t have much stretch, so I sewed with a straight stitch, and just used my serger to finish the seams. It is gorgeous fabric to wear. Quite thick, with a plain white back, and drapes beautifully. The pleats have become drapey across the body, but I like the effect.
I didn’t muslin it but laid one of my jersey dresses on the patterns pieces to make sure they would fit. I was very lucky it went right first time, as the stitches sink into the fabric and are very difficult to remove (so I didn’t redo the pattern matching that didn’t quite match!).
I’d love to make a winter version, with one of the collar options, and sleeves.
Thank you Scruffy Badger for hosting!