Here is the before picture.
You can see how big the armhole is and although it may not be clear the dress just hangs on me. I started my reconstruction of the dress by removing the side seams stitching and based on my measurement resewed the seams with a 1 ½ inch seam allowance on both sides. Checked the fit again and it felt so much better.
I could not find the right color ribbon in my notions to give the dress the empire waist look so I just decided to put that on hold. One day I may add that ribbon.
Here is the after picture courtesy of hubby who did not want to take the picture!
Just looking at the pictures you really cannot see a difference in the way it fits but it does feel better and the little designers like it.
A friend at work saw this outfit and asked if I had made the blouse.
This picture was also taken by an unwilling hubby.
I said that I did and she ask if she could borrow the pattern so her stepmother could make one for her. I told her I would bring it to her on Monday. Not really sure why I was okay with lending her the pattern but I will keep to my word and bring it to her on Monday.
Today, I decided that I need 2 more blouses from this pattern before I would lend it out. So I made this today.
Its difficult to see but I will wear it tomorrow with a black skirt. I will get the unwilling photographer to take the picture again.
I am now in the process of making View E of this pattern.
I am sure that I will get the pattern back but if not I will just buy a new one. This is a great pattern for summer blouses. I really enjoyed this one a great deal and when I get it back or buy a new one I will be making more.
Have a Great Night!
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