Here is a pic of the last pattern alteration for Vogue 9666:
I've thought about it and thought about it and decided that I would like the fit of this dress so much better if it has just had two more inches in it. Two more inches to gracefully fall over my abdomen...two more inches to determine the difference between sausage casing and well fitted garment!
Okay...so I cut the pattern on the center front line and added a full two inches from top to bottom on the front pattern piece. I added two inches near the bottom of the pattern for length so that the dress won't be so short. That was something that was irking me too. I made the same two inch change to the back pattern piece as well as adding a 1/2" to the waist and hipline down to the hemline on the side of the pattern. The same two inch alteration that was done to the main front piece was done to the left front pattern piece.
So that's where I'm at with the pattern alterations. I originally pulled two linens from the fabric closet to try this version in, but I've since decided to use a rayon. One ~ because a rayon is drapier than linen and two ~ because I just can't figure out how to line this dress. It's that extra front piece that's throwing me off. Without a lining this dress needs to hold up to daytime wearings and I think a rayon fabric will work better with a half slip under it than the linens would.
I will pretreat the fabric during the week and hopefully next weekend will find me once again fighting with this pattern. But I will end up the victor...bet on it! *LOL*
And as an aside, is anyone else watching The Tudors? I can't believe the final episode is next Sunday?!!
....as always, more later!