January 03, 2010
Making a frock: nervous, a bit.
The fabric is stretchy: a denim knit.
My pattern's a Butterick - 5206.
The bodice needs changing; a bit of a fix.
I've planned some darts, but will remove the zip.
(If I can't put it on, I'll feel a right drip!)
I'm making the waist somewhat thicker.
(Was it the chocolates and all that liquor?)
Now the time has come to cut and sew,
But I'm kind of hesitating, you know.
The good scissors were misused; no longer sharp
And the overlocker ... well, I don't mean to harp.
OK I'll admit it - I'm deliberately stalling.
My procrastination is really appalling.
Its just this you see: I've never made my own dress
And what if all those changes create a big mess?
Misses' dress, mid-knee length, has close-fitting mock wrap bodice, flared skirt, contrast binding, side zipper, sleeve variations and tie belt. Suitable for moderate stretch knits. (Available in sizes 8 - 24).
Pictured above with black denim-look knit and black and white gingham for contrast binding.