I've been working on a dress for over a week now. It still needs buttons and a better collar (the one it has on now I messed up on.) I don't know if I want to put pockets on the boobs or not. I tend to avoid boob pockets because I'm a DD and I don't like more attention drawn to them :(
This was made in gray gabardine from a 1930s Nurse's uniform pattern (Butterick 7451, given to me by Miss Andrea Kamikat!), but I wanted to give it a more militaristic look. My main inspiration are the dresses worn by the women in the electronic band Client:
I'm going to change mine up a little. I'm leaving the whole front open because I like that. I still don't know if I want hip pockets (instead of boob pockets!)
One thing about this dress is that I actually took my time with it. Andrea traced the pattern on interfacing so I could pin it together, put it around me, and then determine how much fabric I needed to cut. The original pattern was a size 33 bust -- LOL! After I cut the fabric to the proper size I then pinned the pieces together and put the dress on -- pinning in where needed! Perfect fit!
My downfall is alterations. As you can see by what I just said, I have a ghetto way of doing them! I was never very good at resizing, especially DOWNsizing (taking things in). UPsizing always seemed much easier, but I had to be careful not to leave too much bagginess in the shoulders (from the bust alteration). Yup, alterations were never my thing. The funny part -- I could probably do them on someone else. Haha.
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I absolutely LOVE this one! Made with the 70s fabric I recently came into.