Anyway, this dress is made from a Lutterloh pattern. If you are not familiar with the Lutterloh system, you basically take two measurements, bust and hips, and enlarge the model using a special tape measure. Lots more information can be found at Come Sew Lutterloh With Me and www.dressmaking.co.nz.
I have made this pattern before so I knew that it fit pretty well. Except I have gained some weight since the pattern was drafted, so I just added an extra wide seam allowance at the sides to give me a little extra room to play with. I think it worked pretty well.
See what you think -
|trying to twirl|
OK, so the dress is not so twirly, otherwise it's pretty great. Several things I forgot to mention -
- I made this longer so was going to add a kick pleat to the back, but must have been in a brain fog when I cut it out. So a godet was added for some walking room.
- Although I love the look of the boat necklines, I don't think they are for me. Trying to keep this one in place all day while wearing was a pain!
- The print fabric came from best online fabrics again. The navy has been in the stash so long, I'm really not sure where it came from.
Happy Sewing, Suzanne