We all know that things don't always go our way in the sewing room.
Sometimes, however, they do ;)
I'm very happy to say that I was in the groove when I made this electric blue linen Parfait. Thank goodness. The back-fitting, muslin-making adventure I've been on recently has been a little discouraging. This dress came together easy. Tired from all the adjusting I've done on my Vogue dress, I just made a straight size eight and crossed my fingers. The eight is the right waist size, though the bust is too big. I didn't worry too much about the hip size, which is a little bit too small.
It fits. Hooray!
Fits well enough for a summery sundress anyway. The bust is a bit big but it seems like a minor flaw in comparison. I'll definitely be able to wear it with a tee underneath. I figure I can wear it to work that way. No back/shoulder fit issues because it doesn't cover my upper back. The wide straps are wonderful. I love the silhouette. I've seen this dress made up so many times throughout sewing blogiverse and I've loved it every time. I've always thought it was a really flattering cut on everyone. Steph's blueberry parfait made me immediately order the pattern last summer though I've just gotten around to making it. I loved kbenco's three versions. And recently paunnet's striped version convinced me to finally make it up. Don't you love all the inspiration that comes out of sewing blogland? It's nice when you feel like you're stuck in a sewing rut.
Not much else to say about it except it's a great pattern. I highly recommend it. Quick and successful- I needed this. In fact, things were so serendipitous during the making of this dress that my bobbin ran out as I finished the last seam. Ha.
Wishing you the same this week!