Monday, March 28, 2011
As I'd already treated myself to some sweet striped fabric recently, and because of the playful style of my cousin, the fabric choice was about as easy to decide upon as the dress "pattern".
The skirt portion, I cut on the bias, in part to save fabric and in part because I thought it added to the fall of the fabric.
Stop Looking At Me Like That) looked pretty good, I don't mind saying.
Unfortunately, the seams were tight. If Libby, that slip of a girl, couldn't fit in the dress easily, then the recipient of the gift would not. She's got trapeze artist shoulders and broad back, so it won't work with the current draft. My current plan is the take some seam rippers to the deal and change the zig-zag stitches to account for more pull and stretch. When I get it back that is, as it's currently on its way to meet it's owner. Or future owner, once it fits her.