Pink & Pintucks
Posted 4 July, 09on:
The fabric is a cotton print that I purchased at local fabric store when they went out of business. Their loss was my gain. I hated to see the loss of a fabric store, but when you charge $18 a yard for a cotton print… The fabric was marked down to $2 a yard when I bought it.
The pattern calls for a center back zipper. It was not necessary. The dress slips over my head easily. I still cut the back with a center seam. I curved the center back seam inward to accommodate my sway back. Even though the dress is designed to gather, the extra shaping in the back keeps it from being too poufy.
I placed the belt loops higher than recommended. I wanted more of an empire waist. I also made the belt long enough to tie in an X formation for more interest.
Here is a close up of the pintuck detailing. It is a little lost on this busy print.