Slow but steady progress

Last evening I took about 30 minutes to spend time fitting the top of the dress. I found I needed to adjust the darts a little and decided that I will need to take a deeper side seam from the under arm to the bust and then taper to 5/8 seam. The back is a little full and puffy at the back waist area. There are tucks/pleats on both sides of the center back so I took those up some to bring in the fit there.

I do think that the back neck line is going to be too high once I attach the stand collar. I will have to baste fit that to test that. I am thinking I will have to cut down that area so the stand collar will not rise to high.

I like the look of the ruffles down the front. I think that it lengthens the look of the top. I am going to do what Cennetta-The Mahogany Stylist- did with the same dress for her daughter and use a longer zipper in the side. I debated when cutting this out to add a back seam and put the zipper there but I like the dress the way it is designed with the side zipper. I am trying to visualize using an invisible zipper instead of regular. I think that I will do better though with the lapped zipper for this dress.


  1. Good things take a little time. You know what you're doing, and will make a terrific dress!


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