I've complained before about cheap-n-cheerful rayon/lycra knit prints, but continue to get sucked into buying them if the price point and print are cheerful enough. So I found this one at my Fabricland recently. I am a total sucker for shades of blue-grey, teal and orange.
|Feet shown for scale|
Put big orange flowers right in the centre of my chest and on my skirt below crotch level (shown at left).
Or have a mainly blue-grey front, with big orange flowers at the side and back. My very sensible choice to avoid big orange splotches on my front meant I got them on my behind!
I like it anyway.
And it goes with my recently completed Featherweight cardigan.
In making this dress, I cursed and swore at my coverstitch machine (which I haven't used enough to get very comfortable with) until discovering what most of you already know - it does so much better if you stick the hem down with Steam-a-seam. I wonder if I can buy shares in the company that makes it?
Before cutting into my fabric today, I had it in mind to alter the dress so that the cowl was less indecently low. However, in comparing the pattern to my second version of V1250, I realized that the problem is just that the dress has stretched tremendously in its two years of life. At right I've lined up the back piece at the shoulder. The pink line is where the seam should be. The black line is where the seam on my older dress has sagged to. I thought that knit was a little better quality, but no. Sigh.
This knit dress is destined to be fast fashion in every sense of the word.