Simple, yes! But I think "simple" best describes my style. "Simple" affords me limitless possibilities of mixing and matching, and the opportunity to play with the accessorizing I love so much for the Fall. So this weekend I traced off the pattern, and picked out an inexpensive light weight ribbed knit from Hancock to play around with the pattern for fit.
- firstly, this turtle neck is no joke! It's a real deal turtle - Choke city here, might I add; and thick even with using my light weight fabric. Got to figure out a way to eliminate some of that bulk or I'd be pulling at that thing all day long. Got to definitely remember to apply my make up after I put the dress on or I'd end up with a real smear mess.
- I have several options concerning the collar: pull a turtle neck pattern piece from an old Kwik Sew pattern that I've used before; or make the collar a cowl. mmmmm we'll see...
- secondly, the dress is S-H-O-R-T, as can clearly be seen on the model. I added 5 inches to my muslin. I thought that would be more than enough, but since I do plan on wearing it with boots, I'm thinking about adding 2 inches more - the pattern calls for a 1" hem.
- the dress runs large in the side seams. I cut a 14 through the neck, shoulders and bust area and expanded to size 16 in the side seams. As always, I'm glad that I made a muslin*.
|so glad I finally learned to crop pictures. That way I don't have to show ya'll the entirety of my junky sewing room (lol). Add the elongated blazer from this same pattern and some boots, and I'll be off to professionally dressed work day!|