Alterations: Forward sloping shoulder
1/2" swayback adjustment
Removed 4 inches from length of skirt
Fabric: ITY knit from Fashion Fabrics
I was so excited about this dress because all my adjustments worked perfectly. It felt good on and I liked what I saw in the mirror. Pictures tell a different story. I'm not as pleased. I love the dress, but I think that maybe animal print isn't for me. I should have taken note of the pattern envelope...all solids for the dresses! Sigh.
Maybe it's my shoe selection or lack there of.
A belt would help or maybe a solid color sweater to break up this print.
The fit is good though. Overall, a very simple dress to sew. I love the princess seams, which you can't see because of my print. This is a fast dress to make and sewn mostly with my serger.
I did use the same fabric for my neckband. It seemed a little floppy to me so I folded it forward, covering the neckline seam, and top stitched it down. It looks better.
I will definitely make this again in a different fabric; I'm sure I will like it a lot better. I am going to take a break from making dresses and save that for summer-type clothing when I can wear sandals and not have to think so much about matching shoes.
I thought about just photographing this barefooted, but it's too cold outside and I get too many shadows inside my house.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley