I wasn’t going to put this up on the blog, but, I just couldn’t rob you all of this beautiful dress. You see, I don’t like to make muslins unless I really need to. So most of my “first” are really wearable muslins. You see, I can make wearable muslins anytime, because I have someone that will fit whatever I don’t like and love it. You know that kid? “Mikey” Well, that is my Mom and Sister… Although, they have their own peculiarities about fit, they are taller and shorter than me in the torso. Both, wear the same size 14 as me. However, one has a long torso and the other has a shorter torso. One has a “B-butt” and a foxy figure and thin thighs, and the other has a “B-butt” and thick thighs. I am a “DD-Butt” with thin thighs. Thus, we can interchange outfits made from knit and they will look different, fit different, yet still “fit” each of us pretty well.
I previously made this dress, and I loved it! However, the torso was a little long since I added the FBA using the pivot and slide method along with shortening the cross over and lengthening the skirt back. However, for this one, along with using the straight skirt…I left the length in the bodice for mom. She doesn’t like taking OOTD pics for the web…so I’m modeling the dress. And it fits me much tighter than it fits Mom, since my “DD-Butt” takes up some of the circumference.
Now, one thing about the skirt I need to warn you of….it had pleats and darts!!! WHAT??? Why? That really didn’t make since. I took all that out and made the skirt as simple as possible with their rayon jersey from SMFabric.com. Mom loved it, needless to say.
Construction details are on the original post….here.
Just so you know…she was extremely happy with the dress.