I believe this is my third Hot Patterns I’ve tried, and it’s by far my favorite!
I actually sewed during the day, so I took advantage of the natural light and my proximity to the front door and brought Saffron outside for pictures:
I love this dress! I think I might’ve actually picked the right pattern for my shape, and the right fabric for the pattern! This is a rayon/Lycra Vera Vang knit from Fabric.com. Here’s the pattern:
It’s funny how I bought this pattern with the intention of making the tunic (center), but made the dress instead. It was the placket that scared me away. I was going to use the boat neck from the dress on the tunic, but then decided to just make the dress. The only thing I changed was not doing the in-and-out belt, which would’ve required level, straight buttonholes. A good way for me to ruin a good dress. I also shortened it by about 5″. (I’m 5’4″) My neighbor came over to fit my heat just as I was finishing it, and even he was taken aback by it! I wore it with black leggings and ballet flats to Ikea today. Very comfortable, and I felt good in it!