Sewing Flashback

ETA: Simflex info

Two years ago I made this Vogue 8021 shirt dress. It was one of my first forays back in to sewing after a middling hiatus. Here’s my May 2007 review on PR.

Me this morning

I loved the dress because it was made from a warm striped corduroy. At the time, shirt dresses were in all the stores too. Now, I look at it and just want to SCREAM about the button placement. It wasn’t long after this dress that I learned to put the first button at the apex of the bust. Not, right above and below.

When I do buttons now, I use my Simpflex guide

See, this is what I love about sewing. Constant improvement. Now, I never follow the pattern button placement because it rarely works for me.