Style Arc ‘Winsome’ dress, in poppy-printed viscose, and a bit of grey stretch poplin that’s been in stash for years.
No changes other than shortening by 2″, and not [so far] bothering to make buttonholes or add buttons. I’m unlikely to ever fasten the neckline, so may not bother at all…edit: I found it is a bit bra-revealing, so sewed a single cute red button onto the neckline through all layers, just because. I still don’t want to make buttonholes, so may just add several odd buttons for the fun of it.
This was a pretty straightforward make, and StyleArc instructions are improving, with a lot more diagrams. They are still pretty minimal though, and the diagrams are not integrated with the numbered instructions…which led me into trouble. Rushing, as usual, I made and attached the neck ‘tabs’ first, then realised I should have added the facings first. Not too bad, but the seam allowances are only 1cm, so fraying fabrics can get you into trouble if you have to unpick much. Fortunately, being straight seams, I hadn’t trimmed them…
Everything else was fine, the pocket construction is unusual but looks good. I really like the back drawstring detail, but I’m not enamoured of the sleeves, which are droopy and shapeless. I may try to take them in, I may shorten them. The hem is interesting, all sorts of curves, points and straight bits.
It’s pretty nice, I love the fabric, but somehow it isn’t ringing my bell as much as the V1312…a bit of a sack attack?