Monday, November 11, 2019

A Pastoral Scene

And here I am, still playing catch-up.

This is yet another 2018 project that is finally making it to the blog.

And I am sad to say that I have only worn this garment once.  Mostly because I somehow forgot to make my standard erect upper back adjustment when I was cutting out the project, and the fabric bunching at the center back zipper drives me crazy.

I suspect that very few people would be able to tell that anything is wrong with the fit of this dress, but it is all that I see.

Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about the fitting issue, so I have to live with it.

I am hoping that a little distance from the dress will help me like it a little more, so it is currently buried in the back of the closet.

My original intention was to make another version out of a much more drapey fabric, but I haven't had the heart to do it since I am not a huge fan of my first version.

There is also something funny about the shoulder drafting.  The shaping is done with a dart, and taking up more fabric at the neckline would probably help things, but for now, I am going to focus on other projects.  

I do love a drop-waist, though, so I may be back to this pattern sooner than I think.  It just bothers me that I made such a basic mistake on an otherwise lovely dress.  I suppose it's a reminder to slow down and think before cutting into fabric, and that no matter how many times I have done something before it is possible to forget the most obvious of alterations.

Dress:  Made by me, Butterick 6484
Fascinator:  Made by me
Shoes:  Remix "Babydoll"


  1. Three things:
    1. your efforts are devoured by your readers (it looks superb),
    2. please explain what a "standard erect upper back adjustment" entails. The details of your doings - it's what most of your fans live for, but will never put into words (my purpose revealed - you have your very own loud mouth in the crowd),
    3. you, and all of the creations you have shared, make the Internet a worthwhile place to visit (a moment of "thankfulness", but only a moment - you know how I am).

  2. fabulous dress. looks awesome on you.

  3. I think the dress is lovely and if you hadn't said there was a problem no one would see it. I see it a slight bunching in the back but it is very minimal.
    I do understand what you mean though I've made things that were just a little bit wrong and that was what I saw too.