As always, things are going slowly, but I think this is gonna be cute. It would be wunderbar to have a reliable sheath dress pattern. I think I found it on Pattern Review while researching a dress that can be made with about 2 yards of fabric. It had great reviews so I bought it. Simplicity 4118.
First experience with darts. Okay so far, but I’ve only basted. Haven’t fully committed yet.
Did an emergency front/back baste to see if it might fit, and it’s looking like it has potential.
Love the length, love the neck, love the fabric. Yep, it’s a sheath.
(Look, ma, I’m darting!)
Yay!!! A dress in one day. Okay, except for the hem which I never wanna do, and the zipper is still only basted. And it needs a bit of emergency pressing. Too tired to go into too many details, but I’m extremely happy with the results. Except for this
What the hell is THAT??? I don’t think even hook and eye closures can remedy this. Oh well, that’s what long hair is for. I think I can redo the zipper and take the top part in. It all went too well. There had to be a snafu somewhere.
The neckline is sweet, and the darts aren’t horrific for a first-timer.
So here’s the whole dress. Love it! Will definitely make more. Fits great and I have a ton of fabric screaming to become this sweet little creation.
Hand on hip with cat background. Hi from my Teddy.