|I felt very put together, kind of like a librarian/ secretary (in the best possible way), so I decided to take the pics in a library.|
I've never made a knit dress before and the idea was very appealing to me: not having to worry that much about the fit because it stretches and having a slick silhouette while still keeping comfortable.
Well, fitting it wasn't that easy but sewing it worked like a charm. I used a Patrones pattern, I got last year in Madrid (2nd magazine, 1st pic, 1st row). I changed the neckline to a boat neck though I'm not completely sure about it. I like the outfit as a whole but without the cardigan it looks quite top heavy.
So I need your help: should I change the neckline? If so, which style would you prefer?
Also as you can see, there are some fitting issues in the back, it's a bit too wide but nothing major. The pattern is designed for a non stretchy fabric, so I had to take it in quite a bit. And it shows my lumps and bumps I'd like to conceal, even though I lined the skirt part. Next time I'm going to wear it with a slip, I hope that helps.
Anyways, overall I'm happy with the dress, it's super comfy and the fabric fortunately doesn't stretch out. It's a cotton jersey with a tiny blue and white woven design. The lace is a cotton lace I found at a fabric outlet, lucky score. First I planed to make a seperate under skirt and sew the lace to the lining but I was affraid that the under skirt might crawl up my legs, making the lace look uneven, so that didn't happen.
|hello cheesy catalogue pose!|
I'm actually that pleased with it, that I want to wear it to my cousin's wedding next weekend but I'm still undecisive about the styling. I somehow love the blue with the mustard tights but I'm really not sure about it. So here are a few options I'm considering and hope for your help once more.
|dress, necklace and shoes are definitive, the rest is optional...|
So I think you've got your homework cut out for you, please leave me your input in the comments below.