|Walking in the woods|
I really like the draping flap at the front, and it feels so floaty to walk in too.
This was my first ever attempt at sewing with knits and I am quite pleased with myself!
I used a post from Lladybird and a post from 3 hours past for help and tips.
I also followed a suggestion from gMarie about using clear elastic around the neckline, but now that I see the finished neckline, perhaps I was getting too far ahead of myself. After all, gMarie is quite proficient at sewing with knits. Maybe I should have just followed the rules and lined the dress instead. Especially as this fabric is new to me. The neckline is cut on the diagonal and my goodness does it stretch!! The clear elastic definitely helped bring it more snugly against my body, but the way I've done it, it has some slight gathers and looks a bit pouchy and puckered.
|Here you can see the puckery way I've stitched the clear elastic to the neckline. Also the drape is falling to the left so is exposing the front seam where it joins to the dress - you can't see this when standing though.|
I really like the way the draped part hangs and falls in little pleats.
|My model pose!|
|Detail close up.|
I think I will make this dress again, but I'll be a good beginner and stick to the rules from now on.
P.S. It was a very cold afternoon today, and although I couldn't wait to put my coat back on, this material was surprisingly warm-ish. Could easily just pop a polo-neck underneath and it would be very suitable for work in this weather.