Good morning lovely people.
Let's get back to the dress, shall we?
With my decision to make the dress with a color block, I freed up the three large back skirt panels that allowed me to match up the off pattern front pieces. I took one of the medium sized skirt panels and placed the front piece I wished to use on the skirt.
The front of the blouse side was pieced in only three pieces, one being on the diagonal. It's nearly invisible. I then adjusted the sizing by cutting down the front of the blouse by about 2".
Next was the construction of the back of the dress.
I cut the back out the exact same way as the old piece. From there, I laid it against my sloper and adjusted accordingly.
Now I was able to adjust the skirt pieces. The original skirt pieces were very long, so I cut the tops down by 2" and was able to add more flair to the skirt this way.
I also did away with the front center skirt panel and decided to add a zipper to the front of the dress like those cute early 40s zipper front house/day dresses. As I constructed the dress, I reused the facing pieces from the original dress.
I thought I'd adjusted the shoulders enough, but I need to bring them in about an inch. Once I add the sleeves, and hem it, this dress will be complete.
Matched the pattern up pretty well, don't you think?
Another bit of flair I added was a tie belt on the side seams for the back. I thought it looked cute.
I'm hoping to finish this cutie this weekend. I will say I did cut the bust a bit snug, so I'll have to live with that. Other than that, I cut this rather well to my changing figure, and the tie belt was a good choice.
Alright everyone, I'll talk with you all later. I got sewing to do!