This pink knit was a heavy and it really is too heavy for this dress. But I made it anyway.
Without the cardigan it has a maternity look, but with it - I think it's okay - not that you call tell from the only photo that JB was willing to take.
Due to yardage limitations - the dress is just a smidge on the short side - and I put just the tiniest, narrow hem I could into it.
I cut the dress essencially with no alternation to the pattern - with the exception of the usual - I cut a 14 though the shoulders and chest, used my french curve to grade the lines to a 16 at the waist and then out to a 20+ at the hips. Honestly - that was too much. Given the ease in this dress, I could have stayed at either a 16 all the way from the underarms down or possibly an 18.
The rest of the weekend I sat on the couch alternating reading and knitting. I didn't feel well and ended up staying home on Monday and unfortunately, I'm still playing catch up at work and Friday morning it's time for the Fall Sewing Retreat again.
Starting Tuesday evening, i've been cutting and preping patterns to sew up. I'm looking forward to a weekend away with like minded people, sewing, laughing, relaxing and generally having a good time. How about you?