My first Peony! (one of many I suspect)
I ended up taking the front in a teeny bit more so that the collar lies flat when wearing the dress, it was crinkeling a bit on the mock-up. I also did a small sway back adjustment that I contemplated in the last post. I didn't test this on the mock-up so I'm fairly pleased with the result, I suspect I'll be doing this for most patterns from now on. The question is why haven't I realised this earlier? But I suppose better late than never.
What else? I took in the side seams a bit on the waist (which might explain the slight pulling, but I'm not too sure about this one). I only have to unpick on side of the zipper once, which might be a new record for me. I'm contemplating getting a invisible zipper foot, it might make life easier. Do you have them and are they worth it?
Surprisingly neat armholes, eh?
I didn't make the cummerbund style belt from the pattern, instead I made a bow belt following Tilly's tutorial. I wasn't too sure of the cummerbund belt, especially with the dotty fabric, but I may make one in blue or black in the future. We'll see. I'm not a huge belt person anyway so I suspect I'll be wearing the dress without the belt.
The dress is somewhat summery and we're well into the autumn here in Finland (with rains that seem to last forever) but I'm sure I can wear it with wellies and a cardigan. I'm also planning on making another one in black (quelle surprise) with sleeves. I'm thinking of using a black double knit and maybe eliminating the zipper..? Any thoughts on that dear readers? Over&out for now.