Sunday, 2 May 2010
A Frock by Friday - I mean Sunday
My dress is done! Did I say it was JUST the zipper and hem that needed to be done? Well, the hem was the hardest part! And I had two hems. I'm still not sure it is straight. But Kevin didn't notice anything wonky when I asked him. And then last night and today I hand stitched the facing down.
In all, I really like this dress. The pattern was easy. I don't think I've worn anything with the waistline actually at my natural waist for a long time. I need to figure out how to accessorise. I really like Jenny's idea of a black sash or belt. We'll see if I come up with anything. But feel free to suggest more ideas! The skirt is also several inches shorter than I usually wear, and it's a nice change.
What I don't like about the dress is the possibly wonky hem, the invisible zipper which is not so invisible (totally my fault, I forgot how to do them properly until I was already done and sick of ripping out stitches.), the neckline that gapes a bit because I had to take it in about four inches at the back, and the back of the skirt that doesn't lie nicely like it should. If I make this pattern again (which I just might!) it will be better.
Overall, it's pretty good for a dress that only cost as much as the zipper. To see other dresses from the sew-along, go to Grosgrain's Flikr group.