So, in line with this being a muslin, I’m totally bed-headed and unadorned! It’s early 🙂
I’ve been looking for this pattern design for ages. It’s a throwback to the 90’s, when this dress style was so popular. I bought my first one in Brazil, soon found a couple more at the Limited, and loved them for casual Fridays. I see similar styles now on Pinterest, generally described as a French dress, often with cute sleeves.
Beautiful drafting and options from Kelli at True Bias:
I used this yellow chambray because it’s destined for face masks – it’s way too much yellow for me to wear, and of course it doesn’t have the drape of a voile or challis. However, it was easy to manipulate, mark, and adjust during my fitting of the dress.
- Drafted size 10, view B, based on my bust and broad shoulders and back. It fit nicely in in the shoulders, back, and upper bodice, but I took a lot out of the balance of the dress after I sewed it to the original seam lines.
- Removed 6 3/4″ from the hemline – it’s long!
- Took in the side seams and back princess seams starting at the waist curve, down to the hemline.
- And took in the front princess seam quite a bit at the bustline. I did this in small increments until I had the fit I liked.
- Small changes, I added 1/2″ to the short sleeve, and 2″ to the ties. The latter were sewn with a 3/8″ SA instead of 5/8″.
Next up for this cute dress, Telio rayon challis from Fabric.com:
I hope you and your community are well and safe, Coco