The Hundred Dresses: Day 46

You’ve seen this gown before … it’s simplicity 6894:

This gown was the trial-run version of this pattern. I believe I modified it to include pockets (which are extremely difficult to see in this hectic fabric, however there’s a photo in the link to the previous post) as well as (of course) changed the midsection measurement. likewise I understood I was going to requirement method with these tucks:

After making this I got a excellent suggestion from visitors of this blog: make the tucks in the YARDAGE first, then cut out the pieces (with the tucks folded up on the pattern piece) on top of it. It’s so much easier! (And of course, keeping that method, you can do tucks on just about any type of pattern that you like, as long as you enable for dart placement, etc.)

This is extremely old vintage material — I believe it was 36 inches broad — as well as I didn’t like it much to begin with (thus its function as trial-run fabric) however it’s truly grown on me. I like that dark gray as well as camel combo. I don’t like so much the sloppy collar points:

The side zip is okay. (For those of you asking “WHY ALL THE SIDE ZIPS?” I will do a publish about that soon.)

And … here’s the back.

This gown turned out somewhat over-large, however that makes it quite comfy. (And simpler to trip a bike in than it may look.)


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