Pattern: Sew Over It 1940's tea dress
Fabric: Night Trees border print from Smugglers Daughter
Cut & Size: 14 Bodice with 1 inch FBA, to 16 waist and 18 hips and lower edge + 5 inches length. 1 inch off bodice length all around.
I shrunk the FBA of the first dress by about half an inch, and distributed the bust gathers more evenly. This is a much better fit for my bust. Also, I shortened the whole bodice by about an inch... I think there is more work to do with my swayback but it's okay for now.
Oh, and I might make the sleeve poofs a little less poofy in the future.
The pieces are cut with the border print in mind. There's black on the sleeve cuffs, bottom hem and back zipper area. I hand stitched the zipper into place after three(!!) bad machine insertion attempts. The stretchiness of the fabric did not work well with my auto-tension/ zipper foot.
Also, all seams are finished with my new serger!! Super cool and fun to use. :)
Trying to keep my dog's attention below: