I wanted a very simple, everyday dress. The type of dress that you just grab from the closet, throw over your head and don’t even bother to glance in the mirror because you know it is simply cute on you! (LOL)
Pattern – Vogue 1091, Designers:Tom and Linda Platt
Notions – 7/8 yards of 1½ inch elastic, ¼ yards of fusible interfacing
Fabric – 1 ½ yards of black with red circle print ponteroma knit (Hancock Fabrics)
For my “everyday dress” I chose this pattern because it had all the details I wanted, loose-fitting pullover, above knee hemline, elasticized front and back neckline, short sleeves and top-stitched hems. I wanted an easy-care, wrinkle-free fabric so I chose a ponteroma knit.
I had to adjust this pattern to fit my petite frame. I cut a size 8 and decreased the width of the both the front and back dress pieces by 2 inches (that is 4 inches total)! I also had to shorten the length of elastic to be placed in both the front and back necklines by 2 inches. The dress would have fallen off my shoulders and swamped my body if I had not made these alterations. I shorten the length of the dress by 3 inches noting placement of bust, waist and hip points on the pattern.
The sleeves of this dress are oddly constructed. So if you chose to make this dress make sure you carefully mark placement dots and notches on your sleeve heads and facing pieces to ease your construction tasks.
A fast, easy stylish dress! Oh, see I have new glasses and a new haircut! Trying to be stylish for 2013. (LOL)