If you haven’t figured it out by now, teal and all of its various shades is my most favorite color. So when I saw this peacock blue ITY with ikat-looking black print, it had to be mine. While the fabric itself is nice enough, there were some inconsistencies in the printing. There are lighter and darker shades of the peacock color and there were some random black lines and a white line running through the length. Sadly, this prevented me from getting a perfectly matched center back seam, but with the belt, and as I’m wearing it, it’s not hugely noticeable. I just won’t wear this dress around sewing people (tee hee).
Not much to learn here. This was a fast sew that I did while mostly out of my mind with days long headaches. I like the pleating detail on the sleeves/shoulders. The raglan cap sleeves are a nice change from my usual cut-on sleeved mock wrap dresses that I seem to be tractor-beamed towards all the time. I didn’t muslin this because my energy was shot from the headaches (I persevered because I was tired of bumming on the couch), but it wouldn’t have hurt to make a quick practice in the end. The fit across the bust is generous indeed. The good news is that this is low enough that I will wear something under it, and wearing a shirt under this will take up the extra space that is in the bust, so it’s all good here. This is not my favorite dress, but it’s not my most unfavorite either, and it’s not a half-bad pattern.
My full review is here at Patternreview.