On Monday night I started to make a dress, as I am fed up with not finding dresses to fit my long torso. I chose what Burda call an 'easy' pattern, and it sort of lived up to its name with the exception of the tricky interfaced yoke/collar section. I think those diagrams need some reviewing Burda - but I am pleased to have conquered your ridiculous expectations of a novice sewer at Steps 7 and 9! [note to self: do not select fabric with an irregular pattern for a first dress making attempt, even if it is $3 for 3m from an oppie!] And yes, the seam ripper was required. It's just a given for me. I just love to unpick lengths of crappo sewing once, sometimes twice, in each item I sew. fun times, and its always at a stage where your feeling so proud of your efforts then.. F*(@! .. spoke too soon.I think it's a bit long.... almost nanna-ish don't you think? Here is the funky yoke (what a word!) section. If I made the dress again I think I would gather the fabric more tightly together in the middle. I still need to add a tie casing on the waist line.
It hasn't been hemmed yet, but I think that's the length I prefer.
:) See lots of crafty Creative Spaces over at kootoyoo. I have missed this meme over the past month or so.