This may be the first entry I started but it was the last one to be finished. I completely underestimated the amount of fabric I would need to make this Flora skirt. Due to the one directional print I cut the skirt pieces out in four pieces instead of 3 and it took 1 yard to cut each of them. When I had to reorder fabric not once but twice, I started working on alternatives but in the end I was able to finish this in the nick of time! For the bodice I used the Sew Over It Betty dress bodice. I followed the tutorial on their blog to make the neckline more scooped and worked on perfecting the fit a little more. My first Betty is great but even after a muslin the final fit ended up being a little too tight. For this one I didn’t go up a full size but graded up from the waist to the chest. Unfortunately its still a little too small but at least thing time my …
I’m a firm believer that directions are there for a reason, in life and in sewing! If a sign says road closed you won’t drive down it and if a pattern says use a facing, you do right? For me this is a huge grey area.
If you read my post about my Betty Dress Muslin, you already know how excited I was to be participating in a sewalong and how awesome my fabric is. Now lets talk about the finished garment!
I’m so excited to be taking apart in my first sewalong! It seemed fitting that the Betty Dress sewalong started the same week of the Mad Men mid season finale, I’m already missing all my favorite characters, especially Bert Cooper.