Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cherry Picking

Another rayon dress added to the collection!

This one got a lot of wear this Summer, probably because it is so very comfortable to wear.

I always dread cutting into lightweight rayon fabric, and yet I always end up super pleased with the result, so I should just get over myself and stop avoiding the stuff!  

After all, it really isn't that much of an issue.  The fabric just likes to slide around and right off the sewing table every once in a while.  It just can't help itself.

But in return, it is amazingly lightweight and lovely to wear.

If I did not have hundreds of other patterns calling my name, I just might make myself another.

Just as a note on the actual pattern fit, this one is slightly wide through the shoulders and narrow through the hips.  I did not end up adding extra length through the torso (a standard alteration for me) which could be why the skirt seems slightly narrow to me, but I think it is also the drafting.

The yoked shoulders also tend to sit wide on the shoulders.  If I make this up again, I think I will make sure to keep the shoulder edge of those yoke pieces from stretching; maybe even use a strip of organza as an interior stay.

But even without those small modifications, I am very, very happy with how this project turned out.  Too bad I am going to have to say goodbye to the lightweight rayon for a few months . . . but the change of season means I get to pull out some of my hand knit sweaters, so all is not lost!

Dress:  Made by me, Butterick 6320
Shoes:  Nine West