As I hinted in my post about the Style Arc Adeline Dress, I do have some lingering thoughts on the drafting and design – stride, and so on. Well, here we go.
Before I start, to all you Adeline lovers out there, please remember that this is my experience, and it’s totally based on me!
I really did like my first version (post here) – but, this particular combo of greens is really becoming for me. I should use it more often.
My second version is in a lovely fabric by Tim Coffey, from his Poppy collection. I love poppies! so I was really happy to find this fabric at JoAnns.
Not so much love. Take a look.
But it’s not for me. Not in the house, not to the grocery, just not anywhere.
Not to stray, and addressing my initial concerns, I did modify the pattern to add a little width at the bottom – the stride was a little tight. I added 1/2″ at the hemline seam, front and back, trued up to somewhere below the hip. This comes to a total addition of 2″ at the hem. And it is very helpful in walking and sitting. Of course I had to modify the hem facing bands as well. If you do this, I suggest drawing your new hem bands directly off your fabric. There are some bodacious curves and angles at play…
So – I think I’ve laid this pattern to rest for myself, aside from perhaps raiding the neckline and hemline when I get rambunctious.
My fabric – green and blue – will be reused! I love them both.