No surprise there, that I made this dress. Been looking for a kimono dress pattern! I just did not want to pay for it so had to wait. So when the in the 12th issue of Love Sewing came out, I just had to use it to make myself one!
The fabric sat quietly in my stash for a long time. I got it when I won ooobop!’s giveaway ages ago! Still have a little piece for a top! I felt that the fabric was a bit to busy, and a red belt would make it more fun, so used some of the red cotton poplin I bought some months ago from Minerva Crafts (See I do buy fabric from other shops ! LOL). For sash I opted to cut the longest size so that I can wrap it around my waist twice and secure it in place!
I did a size 10. Thought I don’t need to do an FBA/lengthen bodice the as the garment measurements seemed to allow enough ease!
I did not really follow the instruction! This is pretty simple make. I do intend to uses the suggestion to add a button on the side to secure the the dress, so that it does not come undone and have an accident! Ha ha!
The front was gaping a bit! I forgot to take pictures of it! But trust me it was looking awful! Did not have enough fabric to adjust the pattern (add about 3 cm above the bust line ) and re-cut the front! So I had to improvise! I used some clear elastic in the area that was gaping! I had to unpick the hem for about 30cm on each side of the front! (yes another example of how I must use the unpick in every of my projects) I stretched the elastic while sewing it in, which created a gathering which does not look to pretty when I am not wearing the dress.
Once again I have been reminded that with the Simple Sew patterns I must lengthen the bodice above the bust for a better fit! I wonder when will I learn to do just that? I hope it will not have to be after I ruin a project I cannot save at the last minute !
How about you, is there a lesson you are stubborn (in my case it think is laziness) to learn, even though experience has shown you the opposite?