Grainline Studio Felix – redrafted!


I am such a fan of the Felix dress. When it first came out, I made a couple right away.

line art


Interestingly, I made the size 8, and it was big on me.

By the time I made my beloved pickle green version, I was holding it in the back to take a picture πŸ™‚


Time to rethink and redraft. I reprinted the pattern and drafted the size 4. Big difference! And it also highlighted an issue I often encounter. I’m flat-chested, and my left shoulder is 3/4″ higher than my right shoulder (scoliosis at work). The resulting bodice, with no changes, was really discouraging. Bad on Emile, worse on me.

original with pull

Having constructed the bodice, I went to work. Changes I made:

  • I lifted the bottom line of the bodice by about 4″, then realigned the base of the v-neck to allow for the shoulder business.
  • I trimmed the front skirt to have a shallow curve to match with my new bodice.
  • And I took a bit of the flare out of the torso area.



Much better!!



Last change: I did not include the pockets included with the pattern. My dress is unlined, and the original pockets do not finish nicely without the lining. Instead, I used the pockets from Simplicity 8640, a favorite, and attached them once my dress was finished.

Fabric: Floral Medley Print stretch poplin, Fabric Mart

front closeup 1

I love to sew!

BTW, I also love the JellyPop Dallas slip-on sneakers I found at Belk. I have arthritis in my instep, and conventional lace-up sneaks hurt the top of my foot. These are so comfortable, like going barefoot (3 colors now).

Ciao! Coco

4 thoughts on “Grainline Studio Felix – redrafted!

  1. I love this fabric print on you! The dress is perfect and I would wear a version each day. LOL I also have one shoulder higher and thicker, if that makes sense. I always mess around at the shoulder to alter pattern and had not thought of the changes u made. Thank you for sharing!!

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