Sunday, August 2, 2009
Second Time Around for S2724 - A Different View
Last Sunday I made another version of S2724 for DD. She wanted a new dress to wear while in Vegas this week. This time I made the pleated neckline with puff sleeves.
I didn't make any alterations and a followed the instructions to the letter. The fabric used: gauze, which is light and airy. Perfect for the hot, hot desert land of the west. After finishing the seam allowances, it took me about four hours to make this dress. No lining or underlining.
I'm sticking to my original claim that this dress pattern is a winner. You can easily sew four or five versions of this dress each being as distinctive as the next.
DD is able to put this dress on without unzippering it. I also noticed that the waist had about three inches of wearing ease. It could be a combination of weight lose and the weave of the fabric (crinklely gauze). DD loses a few pounds between spring and summer.
There is one thing that I did not like about the puff sleeves. The band is applied to only show on the inside of the dress. My perference is a narrow version of the band used for the 3/4 length sleeves. Outside of that I like the dress. Ms. DD has no dislike; totally satisfied with it.