Well, this dress was pretty promising. Adrienne made it, and I liked hers so much I wanted one for myself! Here it is-
Not bad, right? Well, then I washed it…
That’s the underarm seam.
Of course, this isn’t the pattern’s fault. It’s the fabric. This is a cotton/bamboo jersey I bought from fabric.com. I bought 5 pieces of it. Of the 3 I’ve sewn, 2 have done this after less than a handful of washings. Any seam that gets even a little stress does this. The third item I made was a loose fitting peasant top, so the seams aren’t subject to a lot of stress.
Regarding the dress, I do like it. I wear it over a tank top on weekends. I cut the width of the neck facing to less than an inch- that extra width doesn’t serve any purpose, IMO. I might make it again, but not in this fabric!