One new outfit was certainly not enough for five days in
New York. I found a wonderful end of the bolt blue bird
print that I made into a skirt using this dress pattern, but I needed something to match.
As soon as I saw this Cynthia Rowley design I was intrigued. It definitely has a modern look, but I was attracted to the design.
After a quick muslin with a bit of an extended midriff, it was time to cut into my cotton.
Machine buttonholes are not my cup of tea, so I substituted button loops.
Clearly, this is not a bra friendly design, so I wanted to add one to the top.
My first choice was not really workable with the center cut out (not sure why that did not occur to me before I tried putting it in place), but thankfully I had another option on hand.
And there was a whole lot of interfacing.
I also made a couple of construction changes. I do not understand lining a garment, only to stitch lining and fabric together before applying a zipper with raw edges exposed.
What else is a lining for, right?!
But other than some odd instructions, I really like the pattern. I may just have to make another one of these at some point!