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Summer dress in vintage Oxford stripe

Name Summer dress in vintage Oxford stripe
Status finished
Started Aug 14, 2021
Completed Aug 16, 2021
Progress 100 %
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Notes Having bought an estate lot of vintage fabric, I've set myself a goal of using it creatively. This summer dress in vintage cotton Oxford stripe is airy and cool, perfect for hot August days.

The good: Ordered this pattern with custom measurements and adjustments (lowered bust point, increased upper arm circumference.) All the pieces went together well, especially the sleeves, which went in like butter. (I did find that I had to ignore the registration mark for the shoulder seam, but otherwise had no trouble setting in.) Fit was perfect straight off the printer - which I had honestly worried over, having no bust darts to shape the bodice. I love the curved waist seam, which gives a fun boho vibe.

The bad: Had a bit of a mishap on the L side of the button placket, where my gathering wasn't even and the stripes don't match well. (I think I might be the only one to notice; at least, I hope so. Considered ripping out and just couldn't face it.) I did decide to cut the upper back as one piece on the fold instead of seaming two pieces, because, you know - stripes. I think the addition of pockets would also improve it, and if I decide to make this up again will probably add them into the side seams.

The ugly: Nothing! I'm thrilled with my new make. After my last experience with a custom pattern and some wonky scaling, I was a little apprehensive, but Lekala came through again.

Users Comments

  • Ирина Чуйкова

    Очень приятное платье получилось и вам оно очень подходит. Про недостатки лучше не говорить, все равно никто не заметит. Прекрасная работа!

  • Jane Riebe

    Looks like you did a great job! The dress looks very comfortable. Like you, I tend to cut back pieces on a fold so as to have one piece. Lekala seems to like to instruct the sewist to cut two pieces and seam it or put in a zipper. I find they often call for a zipper when one is not needed.

  • désirée boutault

    tres jolie réalisation

  • Guta

    Очень неплохо выглядит и удобно!!!

  • KiraTF

    looks great.Perfect with a stripy fabric.Looks like a chic bohemian make!