I was in the mood for a quick, instant gratification kind of sewing project. So I turned to my tried and true Truffle pattern. Since I’ve made the this pattern so many times, I thought I’d knock out in a few days. But sometimes things don’t turn out like you plan.
On this version I raised the neckline, moved the zipper to the side, lengthened the skirt, and of course went ruffle-less. I also fully lined the dress, and drafted neck facings.
I moved the zip to the side so I wouldn’t have to match the fabric on a center back seam. I also just like how side zips look.
I handpicked the zipper again, which has become my go-to method. This time I added light interfacing to the seam allowance before installing the zip and I think it gives the lap more structure, and it sits more smoothly.
As for the lining, I finished the edge of the facings with a hong kong finish, in a contrasting color. This is my favorite detail of this dress.
As usual, the Truffle pattern didn’t let me down, and I’m really happy with this version!
And in case you’re thinking I only sew Truffles, I swear, I’m working on a different dress pattern right now! 🙂