But when I look at it, I cannot stop myself from seeing my goof. And with these words, I vow to just let it go. Let. It. Go.
Isn't it a wonderful style though? There are so many things to like about it:
- The funnel neck line.
- The way the collar is simply laid in place and top-stitched down. Looks like a double collar.
- The single inseam pocket.
- The peplum that defies description.
- The off-center backseam.
- The opportunities to use interesting combinations of fabric.
- The fit through the shoulders and chest.
- The flare over the hip fluff.
- The overall use of single layer fabric.
- The asymmetrical everything.
As others have noted, the instructions are light on seam finishing. And if you wear the collar open, the wrong side of the collar shows. That's one reason I'm really glad I made a muslin.
Normally a muslin is intended to help with fit. It confirmed the fit. I could also look back at the muslin as I constructed the final version to determine when and how to finish seams. Like Marcy, I made the collar double layer - inner side in the circle print, outer side in the purple plaid - so that it looks good open or buttoned.
|Love this little pocket on one side|
It's a little too bad I didn't use the circle fabric for the majority of this but it is printed a little off grain. The plaid is a thread-dyed piece and I should have been able to match it better than I did.
let it go. let it go. let it go.
Great pattern, kAtheRine Tilton! Now starting the little layered dress.