Monday, June 25, 2012
A pop-over halter dress
This dress did not turn out as bad as I thought it did. When I finished it, the first time, it was far too wide - the dress was gaping at the back. I undid one seam, removed 3 inches from the back panel (that was just a rectangle), and also took 4 inches off the elastic, and now I think that it could work. I was hoping that it could be a dress, but I have to admit - this won't work as a "real" dress. It will be a dress for the beach.
If I make the pattern again, I will choose a softer fabric with more drape - my friend Leslie from The Seasoned Homemaker suggested cotton lawn. I will also make it one size smaller (maybe even two), to see if I could get the neckline to a level where she would feel more comfortable. I think the white is perfect.
Pattern from: "Girl's World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls"