Hey there peeps! Happy October!
Here’s a dress I made a year ago, wore all the time, and am just blogging now. Hey, at least it’s happening!
The pattern is the Zephyr Dress from Deer and Doe, and it’s pretty perfect. The pattern, that is. The dress is almost perfect.
I’ll be totally honest here, and admit that I wore this dress for a good 6 months before stitching the facings down, and I still haven’t given it a proper hem. Honestly, I’ll probably throw it away from over-wearing it before I do that. I’m clearly happy enough with it the way it is.
I graded the shoulders down on this one, as I usually do, but it really wasn’t necessary. Every time I wear it, I wish the armscye was a little lower. I usually grade shoulders down 1-2 sizes, so keep that in mind if you’re planning on making this up!
I also found the waist to be a little short, and I’m pretty short waisted, so you may want to keep that in mind if you’re long-waisted, or well-endowed as you may end up with a waist higher than you bargained for.
My pattern matching also isn’t totally perfect, but whatever. I’m the only one that notices. Overall, I give this pattern a total A+, as I’ve worn this dress a lot. Like so much the fabric is pilling under the arms.
Unfortunately, this pictures are from a couple of weeks ago, but I’m glad I snapped them when I did. It’s currently dreary and rainy in Chicago, and I’m wishing for the sun again already.
All things pumpkin and cozy sweaters are here, though. So there’s that to be happy about. I’m off to enjoy our neighborhood’s apple festival in some decidedly more snuggly clothes than this dress.
Pattern: Zephyr from Deer and Doe
Fabric: Black and white ponte I got a million years ago and forgot about
Alterations: Graded the shoulders down one size (unnecessarily) and skipped the turned-up hem.