The basic pattern I used was a bit of a hodge-podge. I started with New Look 6824 for the bodice in a size 14 and made a full bust adjustment adding in a total of 4 inches at the bust point and waist. The cap sleeves are from Simplicity 2648 and the skirt is my beloved BurdaStyle Jenny.
I tried a different way of cutting out on this dress too.
I weighted the pattern with washers and traced the outline with a chalk wheel. I found this so much easier and I could fit the layout much closer together than pining it down. The result was quicker and more acurate so definitely a winner for me. Now I just need to find a chalk wheel in a colour other than white.
I also solved the neckline detail dilema thank to a comment from Lsaspacey on the poll post suggesting snaps to make the straps removable. So what did I end up with?
Here’s what the basic dress looks like with no detailing:
Then with the ‘Christina Hendricks‘ detailing:
P.S. Thanks for all the lovely comments, feedback and help from everyone on this dress – it was so very appreciated.
Hope to have a Self-Stitched-September wrap up with the TGIF post tomorrow.