|My new dress!|
|I think it looks much better in the adjusted length.|
For the fabric this time I used and ITY polyester knit that has been sitting in my stash, again from the Michael Levine loft. However, with it having a lot of white, I decided to underline the whole thing with a plain white ITY polyester knit. The double layer makes the weight just perfect - the skirt hangs perfectly without being too clingy or riding up. The only problem I noticed with this fabric is that the back of the neck stuck out quite a bit, so I had to take a 1.25" wedge out of the center back. I taked it down, so I don't think you can tell I made a last-minute adjustment. This time I also changed the order of sewing, attaching the sleeves before sewing the side seams so I could use my serger to do all of the main seaming. It worked great - the insides are all nicely finished, and I didn't have any problem serging the multiple layers, even with everything being lined.
|Side view - again, the crazy print makes it hard to see the tie and pleating details.|
|The back - the adjusted neckline fits much better, |
and the pattern fit my swayback great without adjustment.
Of course, I have a few knit tops that have been distracting me from getting to the rest of my challenge items right away, so look for those reviews in the next few days. After that, back to my sewing challenge plans!