This is not a multi-sized pattern but lucky for me, my copy is a size 10 requiring no modifications. For fabric, I used an interlock knit that is buttery soft. I found it at a Value Village resale store. It had been hacked up by the previous owner, but I saw the potential in what was left.
The instructions are great on this simple dress and it came together very fast.
With the belt synched, it has less of a boho feel.
My favorite thing about the pattern are the seam lines, the collar, and front opening. They were a perfect canvas for hand-sewn topstitching. I had not done hand-sewing in a long time and I missed it (thanks Helen for reminding me).
|Hand- sewn top-stitching details on dress worn by My Custom Dress form.|
|Hand-sewing along side seams.|
I machine sewed the majority of the internal seams and used button and craft thread to add hand-sewn details to the seams. I stitched the approximately 20 feet of seams all down by hand. It was not as bad as it sounds and worth it. I cut the skirt at the hemline and left it with a raw edge.
If you get your hand on this out of print pattern, I say grab it and give this unsung pattern a go.