I loved the tie belt. The 70s collar, not so much.
I made a muslin and it was a failure, mostly due to the darts. You see, I've suffered from an alarming amount of "dart fail" lately. Argh. Anyway, I was annoyed and tossed my shirting fabric off to the side. A couple of weeks later while digging through my pattern bin, I came across Simplicity 2339. I had forgotten that I had already modified the pattern (turned it into a dress) and muslined it. I never made it -- I think I was waiting for the perfect fabric.
Well, the shirting turned out to be the perfect fabric. And since I was so in love with the tie belt from B4698, I decided to add it.
- The shirt was extended 16" from the hem to make it a knee-length dress.
- I made it A-line.
- I made view A, size 20 C cup but I should have made the shoulders a size 18. I also included the back darts.
- The sleeves were shortened 11 1/4".
|Just look at that collar/placket. Not too shabby.|
Will I sew this one again? YES. It is absolute perfection.
Believe it or not, I still have plans for more shirt dresses. They are my favorite after all.