Here's my latest finished sewing project, Butterick's See n' Sew B5235. This one's called "homework dress" because I was sewing along with a high school student who is using the dress pattern as a base for a project of her own. I wanted to see what possible problems she would encounter, and so we had a 2 person Sew-Along. I always learn when I make something, and during this project, I learned a lot. There's a lot of homework left to do on it!!
Things I learned whilst making this dress: stay-stiching, new lining technique, chain stitch to hold lining together, bias tape method from Coletterie
. And lastly, but not least, 100% cotton dresses wrinkle... a lot.
|stay stitching on neckline|
|homemade bias-tape on bottom edge|
Things to improve on pattern: waistline, (A) armholes, (B) neckline. I failed to see the armhole and neckline problems because I was so focused on the waistline issues. ((Ah, poodle-snaps)). Forest for the trees I guess. At least the waist looks good, right? Maybe?