|'Ta dah' hands|
The party dress kit from Minerva Crafts includes the pattern, fabric, lining and zipper.
The John Kaldor fabric is soft with a slight sheen. It's easy to sew and lovely to wear.
Vogue 8949 is lined and you can also interline the pattern pieces for a more couture finish.
I didn't test this pattern. I did my pattern changes on the pattern tissue and then made this dress using 10 at the top and 12 on the waist and hips. The tech notes are here.
While I was working on the skirt I have a kerfuffle moment with the centre front panel.
|This was my sewing dilemma.|
I made sure the centre front panel lined up with the bodice and waistband.
Then I kept wondering what I could do about it.And then the back dots lined up in a way but the pieces lined up perfectly.
|The pieces lined up beautifully and I stressed about the dots.|
And I stressed about the print. From the view of everyone non-sewer that has seen this dress, they loved this.
The sewn in peplum feature is really pretty.
|My hems are always lower at the centre back.|
As they say, "if it fits, wear it!" Enjoy the festive season everyone.