My last summer garment is a dress made by combining the sleeves of V1109 by Sandra Betzina,
and the body of B5522, now both out of print.
I made it to wear to my sister's 70th birthday party. I wasn't sure I liked it until I walked into the party and got oodles of compliments on it. Well. with this bright fabric, they had to notice, I guess. That settled it. I do like it.
The fabric is a border print poly/lycra and I had to buy 4 1/2 meters in order to get enough border print to make this happen. It was a fun piece to make but I wish the border had been wider so it would be more evident at the neckline. Other than that, it turned out just as I envisioned it.
The focal point of the dress is really the unique sleeves which I love. The top which I've made a couple of times was very form fitting but I always wanted to use the sleeves again.
I got the idea of joining the fronts of the dress and the top at the waistline, then using the neckline and the armholes of the top and that worked really well.
I love the way this dress patterns falls nicely over the hips and without being fitted at the waist, still gives a shapely silhouette.
( Bad photos but a photographer, I'm not, LOL )
What do you think?
Next time I'll show you a bias cut shirt made using B5786.