I have several wrap dresses in le 'ole pattern stash but wanted quick and easy. So I went with M6884.
I envisioned an easy going dress that I could layer over tights and boots and look all fabulous when I take a me-day and finally(!!!) get my braces off (9 days!).
Like I said in the last post, I was suspicious of it's booty-liciousness and got it to the point of trying on yesterday. I stuffed it in my work bag and ended up trying it on in the bathroom.
So yeah, a little more than what I was bargaining for to visit the orthodontist! :) That fabric at the hip is because I do not curve NEARLY as much as the pattern did!
I started with a size 16, which has finished bust of 39.5 and hip of 42.5. I sewed it with 3/8" seam allowance because I was skeptical - so adding 1" all around - and then ended up removing all that excess in the hip. Also, using the 3/8" sa in the sleeve made it PERFECT.
I do need to add a wedge at the back pattern piece for my behind. It's higher in back than in front.
It feels shorter than it looks.
Instead of turning and stitching the neck opening, I made a long strip and serged it in place, and then turned and stitched that. This fabric isn't happy being sewn just two layers. It needed a nice thick base to feed through my machine -or- stabilizing with fusible. I used the fusible on the front skirt openings (which provide adequate coverage, by the way!) and did a double turn and stitch on the hem and sleeves.
Oh and I fully intended to add about 6" to the ties because I wanted to wrap them around. Totally forgot and they are too short to come back around to the front and still look good.
Shorty ties when wrapped around
Hem - look at how neat that is! Go me!!
Coverage on the front skirt
I really like how this came out and can't wait to make the long version next summer with this gorgeous ITY I have.
Oh and like someone mentioned on their blog recently; unless I say otherwise, my fabric came from Fabric Mart! LOL!!!
I have this in 3 colorways and it's all lusciously soft and presses nicely!
**Oh, almost forgot!!! Since my photographer is now a busy working woman :) I found a way to get pictures all by myself! This was taken at like 9:30 p.m. and the color is pretty true, but we have what I'd guess is 1 gazillion watts in our dining room light (it has a dimmer, but on full blast - woah!). I propped my phone up and used the timer (yay iPhone!) and after about 8 tries - score!
Now I have put a tripod for cell phones on my Christmas wish list. Woot!