The thing about a $20 pattern is you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. Especially when spoiled by 99 cent pattern sales. I have to tell you, the Hot Patterns Cosmopolitan is well worth it.
She’s almost done. I haven’t anchored down the binding, which is why it’s turning out.
Another thing. I thought I made a 10 last time and needed to trace out the 8. I traced out the 8 and realized when putting it away that I had in fact made an 8 last time. And, the reason I had baggy bodice issues before is because I only traced half the dart. DOH.
There’s a lot of fabric / give in the skirt. I think I could size down to a 6 there.
Here’s the original
- I shortened the sleeves and added a cuff after seeing Christina‘s version
I kept the original pattern length for the skirt vs adding 4 inches like I did last time
- I only added 1 inch vs 1.75 inches to the scoop front of the bodice. Not on purpose, I forgot how much I had raised it. It needs the 1.75!
- I also did a sharper taper so the scoop is wider than last time.
- This month’s Threads talks about working with jersey. After reading it I chose not to serge the front and back seams together, but I still serged the bodice, waistband, skirt bits together. I just think it looks neater
- Didn’t hem it. Yet. I’m still deciding on the length
- Christina sent me a Threads article from last year about knits and binding. I played a little by adding a 1/2 inch binding in the contrast color to the scoop neck. I still need to stitch the binding down, but I don’t have this exact shade of brown and will have to pick some up tomorrow.
A friend pointed out that this dress has the same colors as my bedroom. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit.