I am still waiting on fall weather.
The temp today tops out at 94 degrees.
If I can't get the weather I desire, at least I got a great fit for this dress.
If you have followed my fitting journey over the last few years, you know I fight uneven, sloping shoulders that are forward rotated. It is a wonderful recipe for wrinkles in a bodice.
After lots of trial and error, I might have won the fit battle.
Winter Street Dress by Deepika from Pattern Review
Black and coral floral double knit from Fashion Fabrics.
This is a quick dress to put together. Like about two hours!
Added clear elastic in the shoulder and waistline.
Very proud of a perfect neckline on this baby!!!
I have tried to keep the armseye of a pattern intact, but I am coming to realize that my shoulder joint isn't as big as the pattern companies think it is. So, I took out about 1" in the front bodice height right in the armseye. Don't have a panic attack!
Next, I did a forward rotation on the sleeve. Center front is moved forward by an inch. Lowered cap height by about 3/4" and wedged the pieces in the front and back to form the correct armseye lengths on the front and back.
Doing a happy dance with the results!!!!
|See the overlapped section. I should follow the green dashed line.|
|Forward rotated shoulder. You can see the difference in my sleeve and the pattern.|
|Forward rotated shoulder heaven!!! It fits!!!! I can move my arm!!!|
|The whole dress. Winter Street Dress|
|Look at the bodice, NO WRINKLES.|
This is a great little dress. The skirt is very cute with pleats in the front and back. I see more of these in my future.