Ottobre 5/2103-4, Friday Evening Dress
Alterations: 1/2" Swayback adjustment
Removed 5 inches from the length
Fabric: Ponte de Roma Knit, black cotton spandex knit for neckband
I bought this fabric last winter or maybe even the year before that! I liked it when I saw it but then struggled with what to make of it. I knew it had to be a simple pattern due to the busy design of the fabric. I didn't want a seamed back which would mess with the flow of the print.
This was the perfect pattern choice since both the front and back are cut on the fold. The raglan sleeve does have a dart at the top, but it worked well and didn't disrupt the fabric design. I took my time laying out the fabric to ensure the design matched up perfectly on the sides and with the sleeves. A ponte knit is pretty stable and doesn't stretch out of shape much at all. I was able to see the black lines from the wrong side of the fabric, making it simple to keep the fabric perfectly lined up when folded over.
It's chilly out, but lack of shoes left me with slip on sandals. My beloved black zip up boots didn't really match. I struggle with shoes. I love boots and sandals and have nothing in between. That's why if you look back through my blog, I tend to make black or brown clothing for winter so all can be worn with either my black or brown boots. LOL
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley