MMM12 - Day Seventeen
The weather today was much nicer than yesterday, a cloudless sunny day with no wind, perfect weather to be outdoors.
Today I am wearing my new dress. It was made using a tee shirting weight merino jersey that had been sitting in my stash since last winter. The colour is a tomato red and it drapes beautifully so lent itself to Donna Karan Vogue 1179. I had read on Pattern Review that this particular pattern ran quite large, so I cut out a size 10, grading to a size 12 in the hips. The arms were meant to be finished with clear elastic but this fabric was quite a stable knit so I felt it didn't require this type of finish and instead just used my cover stitch machine to give a neat finish. The pattern also required a very deep 10cm hem which I felt looked a little untidy in the pattern photo so I used the cover stitch here again in a much smaller 3cm hem.
I am really happy with the way my dress turned out. The sizing was spot on and it has made up into a really comfortable casual winter dress. Would I sew this pattern again? Probably not, because there is really a limit to how many versions of this type of tunic one person needs but all in all this is a pattern, I would recommend.