I'm feeling pretty happy with myself and my new dress...only I can't decide how to wear it...black side to front or white side to front. What do you think?
The pattern: I had every intention of using the renown Vogue 8379. I had it sitting in front of my computer, as I was checking out all the 58 pattern reviews and was thinking that I would like to reduce the width of the skirt. Then a friend came to borrow my computer and I haven't seen it since. I don't know if I accidently packed it up in a book when I cleared space at the desk or if I took it away to study whilst she was at the computer. I searched high and low for 3 days, then Butterick had a $3 pattern sale and I decided that I liked Butterick 5454. I'm sure that the Vogue will turn up some day???
This one made up pretty quickly. I got the pattern out yesterday, thinking that I would just work out what changes I needed to make. That was easier than I thought, so I traced off the pattern, and lay it out on my fabric, seeing as there was a brief moment of clear space in our living room yesterday. After school I started stitching it up and this morning there was only a bit of binding and the hem to go. I thought I could get it done before making lunches, then someone reminded me that it was their turn to bring cakes to work. A batch of cupcakes later and I had just 10 minutes to spare. Dress completed and on my way to school when I noticed that I had only hemmed one sleeve! Not to mention all the mess in the kitchen that still awaits me.
I took a photo of my pattern layout, just in case it helps anyone else with a print that changes from selvedge to selvedge. The only tricky bit was getting the back skirt side seams to match the front skirt side seams without putting a seam in the back skirt.