Showing posts from February, 2014

Polka Dot Sheath Dress/February Garment

I have been super keen with my February Garment and finished this at the beginning of the month.
As mentioned in my last post, I opted to try out a sheath dress and created this wearable muslin using Simplicity 2146.

There is not much to say about this, it came together very quickly. I pinned and basted all of the 5 pieces together and sewed them all at the same time. I cut a size 14 and tapered it in underneath the bust and around the waist. Looking back on this I definitely should have graded the hips out to a 16 as it is crazy tight across my hips. Truth be told this doesn't make it the comfiest dress and I pretty much have to hitch it up to be able to sit down or bend over. 

However I am glad that I made this dress. It was a learning curve as to what my figure can get away with. If I were to make this again I would think more closely about my fabric choice, (fine though as this was a wearable muslin). I also think that my curves need some more shaping and interest to make thi…