It sure sounds nice, but here in Texas, the heat stays with us until late October. So, while others have visions of coats and jackets to sew, I continue with sewing summer patterns in the colors of fall.
This summer I picked up some beautiful lawns at Mood Fabrics in Los Angeles. When I saw this pattern on a few sewing blogs, I knew it would be a perfect match.
|Mississippi Avenue Dress by Sew House Seven|
Plum floral lawn from Mood Fabrics
107 The Mississippi Avenue Dress by Sew House Seven
Since this lawn is almost see through, I used French seams on the side seams. The center front panel is done with a Hong Kong seam. The front neckband is easy to do with a lightweight lawn, but even a quilting cotton would be too thick and bunch up.
Pattern review had a few notes from reviewers about the armholes, so my radar was alerted to any large armhole issues.
Based on my sloper, I made the following bodice changes:
- tuck in the back between the armhole and shoulder.
-adjusted both front and back shoulder slopes (both different for the left and right).
-added about 1" to the front side seam as a FBA. I slightly gathered the bottom of the bodice to fit to the skirt.
That is all the adjustment needed and it turned out great!!!!
I had no large armhole issue.