In theory this combination of pattern (just enough twist in the back) & fabric (just enough sparkle in the stripes) should have given me Sports Luxe. But Reality always gets her own ways and the result was a bit of a disappointment.
I mean look at that back. Just look at that back. How can I not be seduced? I knew I wanted to make this, but wasn’t sure which fabric – this stripe or the floral you see in the dress below. Of course I asked DH & promptly picked the other one. 😈
Style Shots & Mug Shots
WORN WITH: 1 Burda 2012-04-128 Dress;
WORN WITH: 2 Ginger Jeans ’18;
36, as recommended by the size chart & chosen because it’s closest to my Dartless Semi-Fitted Knit Top Block
based on comparison to Dartless Semi-Fitted Knit Top Block
- Bodice – tried to get shoulder angles to match my Block + back side seam to mirror my Block (ensuring between F & B there’s similar amount of ease to my Block)
- Sleeve – shortened. A bit too much. Ended up with uncomfortable thumb holes, so had to close them up & live with just plain old long sleeve.
Design changes – none
Fabric & Notions Used
- Fabric: Cotton & Lurex Stripy Jersey from Moods Fabric NYC
- Notions: Vilene Bias Tape.
- Tools: Corn starch (for temporarily stiffening the jersey & tame the edge curling for easier sewing & handling)
- Stablised both back neckline & shoulder seams
- Tidied up the innards by
- sandwiching the seam allowance of right back facing / drape / left back seam
- used binding on left back cutout to hide ugly interfacing
Meh. Both front & back look a bit more frumpy than in the pattern photo, which looks longer (bum length?) & with more fluid drapes. I didn’t shorten the pattern, so I’m putting this down to different body proportion compared to the model.
Sadly, unlike my last foray into loose fit, this one I haven’t quite made peace with yet.