Size 10 bodice, graded out to 12 at waist
Alterations: Shortened 4.5 inches, 1/2" swayback adjustment & forward shoulder adjustment
Added neck and shoulder bindings
Fabric: ITY Knit
I can't remember when I bought this pattern, but it was a while ago. I pulled it out, cut out the pattern pieces and then stuck them right back into the envelope. I even pulled them out a couple times afterwards and would just put it away and sew something else up instead. I'm so glad I finally made this dress! I think what was holding me back is I'm 5'1 and never wear long dresses. This summer I decided to take that step and give it a try--I'm so glad I did! I LOVE this dress!
Two pattern pieces, yes, only two! The pattern instructions state to turn the neck and shoulder seam allowance under 5/8" and stitch. I prefer binding my neck and armholes, so I cut a strip of fabric 1.5". I folded the strips wrong sides together and then stitched them to the WRONG side of my dress fabric (on the inside). Then I folded my binding over to the front side, encasing my seam allowance. I tacked the binding down using a narrow zig zag stitch.
There really isn't much more to say about this dress other than it is very easy and quick to make. To ensure getting my seams matched, I basted first and then serged them.
One thing to note about the neckline, it might be borderline too low if you turn it down 5/8". When I attached my binding, I sewed 1/4" seam allowance. I did this as well with the armholes, but now wish I had made that seam a little deeper. I think they are just a tad bit too wide. I will adjust my pattern before making this again.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley