|Started||Nov 9, 2020|
|Completed||Nov 12, 2020|
|Notes||I wanted to try this pattern out with fabric I already have, to check on the construction and fit before buying new fabric. The (very stretchy) silky-feel jersey fabric has a large print of magnolias, I have had this for a few years and had no idea what to use it for. There was just over 1m, just enough to make a top in this style, although not enough to allow for any pattern matching and I had to cut the side sections on the cross grain.
Although the instructions were somewhat confusing (this is often the case, I sometimes find I need to use Google Translate on the Russian instructions to make sense of the English ones) this was simple to construct once I had worked it out. The instruction to "slash the seam allowance" refers to snipping at the marked notches to the seamline. Makes sense once you have worked it out!
The pattern states it is for a non-stretch fabric. I disagree with this, it would be too fitted to allow movement. Definitely needs a fabric with some stretch. Mine was very stretchy, so no zipper was needed. I have got some brown velvet, with a bit of stretch, to make up as a full length dress - just need to find some time!!!