Another quick a little number to throw in the done pile! I'm thinking of this baby as my Thanksgiving dress. It's a little "dressy" but nice and stretchy so I can eat a bunch of pie and then curl up and take a nap after dinner without needing to loosen any buttons or zippers. The fabric is a lightweight double knit with tiny gold stripes. I seriously love those stripes. It's the perfect amount of glitter for me.
The pattern is from the book Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin. I've made the skirt a ton of times but can't recall if I've ever tried the dress. The pattern was cut and ready but I might have just prepped it and not used it. The pattern was very easy to put together. The design is similar to the Lady Skater Dress, which I have never tried. I'm curious how the fit might be different. I suspect it might be a little better.
I initially added 2 inches to the bodice but quickly realized after my first try-on that that was too much. The waist was too low and there was a lot of extra fabric at the back. So, I cut an inch off the bodice and basted it back together. The back waist pooling was immediately a lot better. To help a little more, I took in the back waist seam by kind of making a horizontal, crescent shaped dart along the waist seam line.
The adjustment worked pretty well, but the waist is still a little bit loose. I'm sure this will be less of a problem after all the turkey and stuffing (and PIE!) I plan to eat on Thursday but I'm considering adding a thin piece of elastic to the inside waist seam allowance. It would help with the fit and mask some of the rippling in the fabric. What do you think?