My pal (her garment to be shown soon) and I participated in our first sew-along hosted by Chris and Gwen.
I made my dress from Anna Marie Horner's Good Folks in Filigree/AH 23 Dusk. A few of the details:
The pocket interior facing is also denim.
and me in it.
While I wore this dress to the office, I do feel that it is too short. I really like Chris' added contrast band and I might make that change. Sadly, I didn't have enough of this fabric in my stash to adjust the original pattern from the outset. I also took in the sides of the dress at the waist. The sizing on this pattern is tricky. After reading the comments on the Lisette blog, in the end I went with my bust size, but left a little extra seam allowance on the back pieces in case it fit too tight through the hips. A wise dressmaker would prepare a muslin first. Attaching the contrast neck piece to the dress neckline was also tricky and I still think mine is off. The best part about this pattern is the way the pockets come together. It has a nice finish.
An online sew-along is a wonderful experience for sewists to connect and share a common project experience. Thanks Chris and Gwen!
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