Sunday, April 10, 2011

Traveler Dress Update

OK, so I'm obviously not done all the way here, but I have made some serious progress. I made perfectly lined button holes...unfortunately I sewed on sloppy buttons. I have a few to redo.

Not a bad fit, not the best pose...

You can see I have about 4 buttons at the bottom that need to be redone. I overall like the fit and am glad I altered the paper pattern the way that I did before beginning. I am quite pleased with the sleeves. That was my first time making some like that and they went in fairly well. Actually the first one went in well, and the second I messed up, but I knew I could do it and stuck with it.

From behind this is not the most flattering fit, but it is very comfortable. I may make it a bit shorter as well, now that I'm looking at it.

The collar is a bit wonky. I have never done a collar before, so I may be to blame, but another review on Pattern Review also mentioned this collar leaves something to be desired. I am still deciding how to fix this.

Overall, when I wore this one out Mr. Thinks He Can was quite impressed. After seeing it through pictures that collar is not too bad. I think this is a definite winner with previously mentioned alterations. This pattern went together quite quickly as well. I'll update with a final copy and a new project soon. I have family flying in from The Netherlands over the next couple weeks, so sewing may get pushed aside. Yay family! Boo less sewing.


  1. Very nice so far! I really like the lines of this dress, and the silhouette looks good, especially from the front. I do agree that it should probably be a little shorter. It seems to be cutting you off and making you look short. Ah the above knee-, knee-, just below knee-lengths - such a hard balance between just-too-short and just-too-long. :)

    Collars are hard. I think they take a lot of practice and a good tutorial to figure out.

    Have a great visit with family!

  2. Lovely dress! I think this will make a great wardrobe basic that can be worn casually or dressed up with some nice accessories. Good job with the construction!