Andrea, from Sew-To-Fit, has sewn a fabulous dress for summer usingApril showers did indeed bring May flowers, even though it took me a while to get pictures in this dress. I made this dress to wear for Easter on a cruise back in April.
Springtime Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen.(sold out) She used a new-to-me pattern company, Bootstrap. You can read more about Andrea's sewing adventures at SewtoFit.com. And now, you can also schedule an appointment with Andrea to help you get that perfect fit!
This dress was constructed in true---ready-to-wear fashion. Meaning, I sewed the entire dress on the serger. I used the regular sewing machine to complete 3/4" hem along with making the alterations for the neck and armholes. The facings were included with the pattern in this case, since it is considered a "fashion" pattern. The fabric (Springtime Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen) was purchased by me from Sew Much Fabric, the online "fine" fabrics store I deal with mostly for any of my "online" purchases. I love working with the owner, Roz. She is very interested in making sure I get what I need.
I downloaded this pattern from the Bootstrap, "Fashion Design WIZ Pro", I was supper happy to have something "fit" my chest. But, totally forgot to take time to thoroughly analyze the fit in the most important areas, the armholes and neckline.
After all the alterations I did to get the neckline to fit, I will be going back to the pattern and redrawing all the lines to get my fit, albeit, it is a lot of work. Work I really hate to do in circumstances like this.
Honestly, I am gonna wear the threads out of this
dress this summer fit issues and all!