many of us are attracted to designers who appreciate feminine style, and knows how to design for a woman's body - curves, bumps and everything else in between. I think Kay Unger is such a designer, and I love her esthetic. I love it so much that I've amassed quite a collection of her patterns....
....but this is the very first one that I ever sewn.
I did make a
rough draft muslin of this pattern, because I didn't want to guesstimate the fit. My muslin revealed that I should have purchased the pattern that included size 14, because it would definitely fit me better through the shoulder and bust area. But because I didn't want to spring for the $30.00 pattern again even at 40% off, nor wait for the next $3.99 Vogue pattern sale, I decided to go with what I had on hand. Using the size 16 necessitated:
I did make a
- A minor adjustment of the center front - where I removed 3/4" from the dress front and front yoke;
- Somehow or another I had to remove a full inch at the center back; which I decreased by sewing a dart like wedge in the back yoke seam;
- Decreased the side seam with a 1/2" wedge right at the underarm which I have to do quite often for sleeveless knit garments;
- This dress also afforded full access without a zipper so I didn't use one.
|Back - definitely need to balance my dressform, it always seems crooked in pictures. Also need to fix her bowed hips that make my dresses look fat.|
This dress will be included in the collage I make of me wearing all my recently made cool weather dresses when the weather changes...