One is the lovely Brasilia dress that Rachel from House of Pinheiro has released on Christmas day. You can download the dress free here and here. (If you click on the picture you will be taken to Rachel’s post when she released the pattern)
My horizontal measurements are very close to Rachel’s so I wanted to give it a try. I done my flat pattern changes( that I learnt while making a muslin with the Craftsy lesson Fast track fitting) I normally do. I took out about 3cm between the waist and bust, then added 2 cm between waist and hip. I have also reduced the waist by a few cm. Don’t remember now how much .
Just to make sure it fits all right, I decided to make a muslin. I won’t show you how it looks on me because I used a pretty light on and it is see through. I don’t want to advertise my undergarments on the internet. Hope you understand!
Once I tried my muslin, I decided to reduce the hem about 10 cm so it hits just above my knees. I also made a small adjustment to the back by taking it in 0.5 cm on the centre seam to stop the gaping. Now I am ready to go.
It is a stretch cotton, lace with cream backing (although it looks like white in the picture)! Hurray, I don’t that to underline lace, it is all done for me. I got it when Abakan had a sale in January! At the time I was not sure what I will do with the fabric, but it was a bargain and I have been looking for this kind of fabric for some time. Well yes, I have been thinking of underlining lace for some time but could not muster the courage to actually do it. All the cutting and tracing was not made for me! As I am not sure to line or to not line, I have ordered some stretch lining from Minerva. By the time I receive the goodies I should have made a decision with your help.