Sew Long Summer with the Greenstyle Laurel8:00 AM
I have been waiting for just the right moment to debut this dress. And the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour is the PERFECT time. You see I h...
I have been waiting for just the right moment to debut this dress. And the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour is the PERFECT time.
As for the dress itself, I LOVE it. I used some cotton/lycra dots from Raspberry Creek Fabric and a scrap of white with black vertical stripes from an old Girl Charlee Knit Fix. If I was going to do this all again, I would want the hood to be a bit bigger/floppier. I think my problem is I NEVER wear anything tight around my neck, so it feels restrictive.
I did a cheater FBA and never took out the length from the side seam. I added in 2 little pleats to the side seam to ease in the extra fabric. If you're not lazy like me, either gather the front pattern piece, remove the dart from the front, or rotate it to the bottom seam and gather it there. (then it will look more like the Martha).
And for anyone wondering, I have made and worn the Laurel even when I wasn't pregnant. The pleating on the skirt allows the skirt to hang more smoothly and doesn't create the same "pregnant" look that I get with other patterns that gather at the empire line.
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