Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sewaholic Davie Dress

Sewaholic 1503 Davie Dress

I was first drawn to this dress pattern because of the "fit and flare" style lines.  I love princess seams and flared skirts.  I also like the keyhole neckline detail.  The only thing I didn't like is the fact it's designed for knits.  I'm still not a huge fan of sewing with knits.  The result is quite comfortable, though, so I shouldn't complain.  I used a black Ponte di Roma I had in my stash.  I decided to just sew a straight size 8 and see how it turns out.

  So, I guess you could say this is my wearable muslin.  I knew the fit would not be the best, but I was hoping the knit fabric would be forgiving enough.  The hemline is quite short; a lot shorter than I'm used to.  I should probably lengthen it a tiny bit in the bodice anyways as well as extend the hem.   Just like my Granville Shirt, there was not nearly enough curve in the back seams.  I'm starting to realize that with Sewaholic Patterns,  I will need to add more curve in the low back and less on the sides.   Just the way my body is I guess.

I definitely have to work on fitting the back next time!

Overall, this was a quick sewing project and being a knit fabric, it's quite forgiving fit-wise.  Other than the pooling in the lower back it wasn't too horrible.  However,  I'm tempted to dive into my little pile of new McCall's dress patterns next.

Thanks for reading my blog and...
Happy Sewing!

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