December 20, 2009
0300 hours Saturday 12 December: Hoppo Bumpo secretly tries on the period costume - a Regency-era empire gown - in the dead of night. Completed only moments earlier, its to be delivered to its new owner in just 4½ hours.
She puts the memory of sewing the dress three times (two toiles and a final garment); a complicated bodice alteration to increase the bust by 4 cup sizes; slippery satin fabric; the hand-dyed lace incident and other craftsasters behind her .... and smiles.
Its the first dress she has made. And it has been, she thinks, just like hitting her head against a wall: fabulous when it stopped.
Folkwear #215 Empire Dress
In all seriousness though, the pattern itself was very good. I would cheerfully make this again ... so long as no complicated alterations were needed! I wouldn't hesitate to sew anything from Folkwear again. You can find my review of #215 over at PatternReview.com
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