Sunday, November 11, 2012
Girls' Sweetheart Neckline Dress -- Finished!
Daughter chose the sweetheart neckline as the favorite of all the options available in the Butterick pattern 3350. I used View B without the trim and gave it long sleeves. It took some fancy pressing to get those scallops to come out just right, but I think next time round I'll be able to do a better and faster job.
The fabric is an old Kaufman print, probably from 2007 or so. I'd been saving it up for God knows what, and I finally decided that it would be the perfect fabric for this dress. I bit my lip, laid it out on the table, and started cutting. Have you ever had a piece of fabric that you saved for so long that it's difficult to cut into it?
The dress took all 2 yards and I wished I'd had a couple inches more so I could have made the dress a bit longer. She's been putting on alot of height lately, and I wonder if it'll get too short before the bodice no longer fits. No matter. By then, I'm sure I'll have another fabric that is just perfect for her.
I adjusted the pattern so that I could use the centered zipper tutorial from Fashion Incubator, and I think I did a pretty good job, if not perfect. I like Kathleen's method, but it's going to take some practice before I can do it perfectly.
All in all, the project turned out beautifully. And Daughter is very pleased, which is the most important part, isn't it?