So many of you asked to see some closer photos of last weeks 1956 All Black Dress on me to see more detail, so I took some today! Here goes:
|front neckline notch – R upper bodice welt – kimono sleeve|
|L lower skirt welt – L side invisible zip|
|waistline – there is a CF bodice seam and double darts on the skirt providing additional waist suppression|
I’ve worn this dress a few times already, and although it is really comfortable the sleeves have some drag lines from my [square] shoulders. However if I eliminated this on the pattern there wouldn’t be much underarm length, so perhaps kimono blocks suit sloping shoulders better anyway. The draping doesn’t bother me really – and probably disguised the looseness in the upper chest that I did not even notice until LinB (thanks Lin!) clarified the difference between Junior Miss and Miss sizing – the bustpoint is high and the waistline is almost perfect on my short waist! I will run the front neckline-to-bust darts a bit longer when I have black thread on the machine next.
OK, I will never get around to it, if I’m honest…
Happy sewing weekend, my friends!