Turkey Tracks: November 24, 2018
Out and About Dress
I finished this dress a few weeks back.
And it was a learning curve. I have some very expensive knit fabric that I want to use for this dress, but I want to get the pattern right on my body first.
This first time, the bodice was way too long. I was able to cut it away from the skirt, but now it’s too short by a few inches. But I know what to do next. I think the bodice shoulders could come in a smidge.
The other issue is that as first made, the pockets are way, way, way too far down the skirt. I can fix that too. And there may be just too much material in the skirt as well. I kind of fall between two sizes. Here the bust and arms are good, so I will tinker with the rest. And I’ll shorten the skirt a bit as well.
The pattern calls for a fusible tape for the hem and sleeves—and that is brilliant. I really like that method. BUT, I don’t like the 1-inch hem with the tape I used. Will try 1/2-inch on the next try. As is, the hem needs to be ironed after washing—which I have done.
But, despite it all, I do like the dress. The lined jersey is as soft as can be. The dress layers well and will be nice when spring returns with a sleeveless under top. Or, not. It’s super comfy.
I got some sale fabric yesterday—an Art Gallery print. So, on to the next try soon.