I was so excited to make this dress.
The pattern envelope features a perfect amount of drape.
I bought this pretty rayon challis in Utah while visiting my in-laws. That's how amazing they are - they took me fabric shopping! I love the deep, saturated colors. I'm glad I have a little left over for a shell tank or something equally small, as I'm not sure I'll be keeping this dress.
I can't figure it out - did I cut the wrong size? I followed the envelope's suggestion. Clearly, I should have stay-stitched EVERYTHING, even though I didn't see that in the instructions. (Maybe I should go check...) Or, sadly, maybe this dress doesn't work for my proportions.
|I was telling husband - "I don't think I like it."|
|This is how I feel while wearing this dress.|
I know what you might say - well, laurel, this is why people make muslins. Yes, it's why. But! I make muslins for fitted garments, not for loose ones. The entire point of wearing a loose garment is that it can't go wrong because everything looks awesome when you belt it, right? Evidently not this dress, at least not for me.
All that being said, I do like the back.
So, just because I don't think this looks good on me doesn't mean it won't look pretty on a lady with different proportions. I already have a list of people to potentially pass this on to. :)
The insides are all serged, so there should be no fraying or loose ends. It is short, but maybe that's just because when it comes to length, I'm a prude. (And something about wearing heels with a short dress can make it seem that much shorter, at least on me.)
At the time of writing this, I've already made a racerbank shell with the leftover material. AND I LOVE IT. At least a failed garment left enough fabric to make something that I really, really like. I'm looking forward to photographing it so I can share it with you. But in the meantime, here's the pattern I used - it's McCall's 6333, view B.