Finally a dress for cool weather. It doesn't do me any good to have 2 summer dresses and 2 summer skirts for a cool self-stitched autumn.
I'm really pleased with this and know I'll wear it often. Comfort is a high priority for me and don't often wear the more fitted dresses I own. The pattern is Ottobre 5-2009-9 and pretty quick to sew since it's really a glorified t-shirt. The wide neckband is interfaced, which is nice since it doesn't flop around at all. The skirt panels are gathered with clear elastic and then stitched to the bodice.
I did a MushyWear shoulder alteration, which worked beautifully. I also widened the shoulders 1 cm, which I've been doing often lately as part of my quest for the perfect shoulder fit, but I think that may be unneccesary. I think the MushyWear alteration fit the bill and my problem wasn't in width at all.
Notes on a Pattern - McCall M7445 Pants
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