|I only realised after taking these photos that the fabric is |
So excuse the folds.
Size: I cut a size 2 for the bust and a size 3 for the waist.
|You might be able to see the backdarts I added.|
Alterations: On the tissue I made my standard pattern alteration which is a 5/8" forward shoulder adjustment. You might have spotted already the biggest alteration I made: I added two back darts. These darts have a diamond shape and thus take out a lot of extra fabric in the area of my sway back. I didn't intend to do this alteration, but when I tried on the finished dress, I just didn't like the fit of the back on me.
|You can actually "see" how much fabric I removed with the darts. |
Just imagine a straight line going from my back to bum.
Construction: With the help of Tillys instructions a joyous ride! I just love her photo instructions and how clear everything is. The whole dress was sewn on my overlocker and I used a simple zigzag stitch for the sleeves and hem. (I'm not happy with the twin needle on my Brother machine sewing machine, so avoid it as much as I can.)
Do I like it? I love the dress especially when wearing it with my mustard colored tights! I wouldn't have thought I would enjoy wearing a solid color so much. Maybe I should buy more?! Fit-wise I think there is still some room for improvements. The sleeves have some drag lines. I've had this problem before and usually the addition of height to the sleeve cap helps.
|Can you wear a slip under a jersey dress? After seeing these pictures |
I really wonder if I should!
So tell me: Have you made the Coco Dress or Jumper? Do you find them as comfy as I do?
|Me making silly poses. The sun was out - it made me so happy!|