I’ve been fighting what feels like a never-ending cold for the past few weeks, so I haven’t sewn a stitch in a while. (On the upside, my knitting time has increased. 🙂 ) It works out though since I’ve got a backlog of finished garments. Here’s another dress that I sewed last month. Right after I finished my last McCall 2401, I decided to cut another one. I was curious if it would work in a knit, so I pulled out some black ponte from my stash.
On this version, I dropped the neckline a little bit, and omitted the back zipper.
As you can see below, my sleeves are still not sitting right. I tried doing a forward shoulder adjustment, but I haven’t got it quite right yet. I need to go do some more research. Does anyone have any tips for this type of alteration?
The insides of this one are really boring. I used my serger to make things neat, although with this fabric I really didn’t have to, since ponte doesn’t unravel or fray.
I sewed a back kick pleat. Now that I think about it though, I could have skipped that too, given the stretch factor.
Overall, I like this version, but the dress is a little too big. I didn’t size down when I cut it out, and I suppose I should have. Next time. Nevertheless, the dress is really comfortable as is, and a cardigan or jacket can always cover up the wrinkles around the shoulders.