Gorgeous butterfly and flower border print jersey [Frumble? Fabric Godmother? One of those] V1552 Sandra Betzina dress, this time with no sleeves and scoop neck.
The dress went together very easily, just two pattern pieces, plus bindings for neck and armhole. However, the wiiiiiddddeee pattern pieces didn’t quite fit on my yardage, so I pieced the pointy bits at the side [what should we call them?] on the back only. The drapes hide a multitude of sins. I also folded away a tiny bit of that width.
I love these drapey styles, but never quite know how to arrange the folds. The drawing seems to imply that the points are left on the outside, but I tend to sort of punch them into the dress innards like saggy pockets. Whatever, I like them!
The bindings on this are WAY too wide. I intended to just do my usual T shirt style binding, folding the fabric loop, zooming on with the overlocker, then pressing outwards and understitching on the main garment through the seam allowances. It looked MAD on the neckline here, so I rethought, folded it back inside, and stitched again along the folded edge, which makes for rather too much bulk for my liking. Next time I will use half width. It’s fine on the sleeves though.
I think this will make a lovely smart summer dress, as it definitely needs to be worn with heels, while still being loose, cool and very comfortable. It should layer nicely with a T shirt later in the year too. Or now, considering we are still getting no summer!
And no, I don’t care about boob butterflies, there wasn’t enough fabric to be fussy. Such things don’t bother me in the least anyway! If it makes you wince, walk away lol
Anyway, cool comfortable, slightly dressed up looking… pity there aren’t any weddings to wear it to this year! I promise I’m getting my hair cut next week so this hideous scarecrow mop won’t be offending your eyes much longer…