Today I made my first dress from the Stylish Dress Book:Wear with Freedom by Yoshiko Tsukiori which is now available in The Haby Goddess online store.
The design is 'Y'. A loose fitting dress with a placket style front panel. This is definitely not a beginners pattern book. You need to trace all pattern pieces & add your seam allowance when cutting. This can be a little over whelming in itself.
The pattern did go together really well though. The most difficult part was the neck line.
Sizing: The book states that sizes have been adapted to western 6-16. Upon measuring myself I found that I was actually outside a size 16!!! I would normally be a 14 top & 12-14 pant. After drowning my sorrows with another Tim Tam, I decided to make up the 16 anyway and it was way too big. I will need to take it in otherwise I will be able to moonlight as a hot air balloon!
I do love the dress style and will make it again. A soft drapey fabric or jersey would work great. The Dress Y pattern did seem to be missing a piece (sleeve) from the pattern sheets but there was a very simple solution so if you are wanting details, email me and I'll be more than happy to explain what to do.
Only 25 more projects from this book to go! Miss 13 has her eye on a couple of the patterns too.
While I had the camera out today, thought it was time to update my about page and share a picture of my noggan.