Hooray! It's done.
Labour Day falls on the last Monday of October, and is generally regarded as the first day of the Kiwi summer. At primary school it was the weekend the school pool opened for swimming and it marks the first long weekend after Queens Birthday in June.
It deserves a summery, slightly nautical dress. Sadly my muslin of Colette Patterns Macaron took me three weeks to complete and well missed the deadline.
Full Bust Adjustment Complete.
Still the perseverance payed off. The full bust adjustment (FBA Part 1, FBA Part 2) worked well and the dress fits great at the shoulders, though I think on my true version I’ll shorten the vertical darts by an inch so they don’t crowd the bust apex.
I’ll also remove some of the ease from the sleeve cap as she’s a little puffy up there.
I love the detailing in this pattern – especially the skirt. The pleats in front hide the pockets and provide a nice drape to the skirt.
The sweetheart bodice actually sits flat even after all the bust adjustments, whew!
Unfortunately there were still some quirks to try my patience…
… and you don’t want to see my invisible zip.
But as a throw-on-run-about-weekend-just-past-labour-day-dress it fits the bill nicely.
Ps. Because I used the thread on hand at the sewing machine to craft the bracelet on Sunday, I now have a bonus matching accessory!