I love pattern review, y’all. I haven’t spent a ton of time on there, but sometimes it is invaluable for seeing real bodies wearing clothes, rather than models.
I mean, if all I saw was this…
…I’d probably never have picked it up! But instead, I saw all of the beautiful interpretations of my fellow seamstresses, and I was amazed at how gorgeous the dress was on so many body types. Here’s crossing fingers for mine!
So here’s the thing with this pattern — which I got from vogue on sale for less than $5 — it’s a slinky little number, meant to be made with 2-way stretch knits only. I’m fine with that, but how does one tell if something is a 2-way stretch? I see rayon spandex, cotton spandex, and nylon spandex listed, but most fabric stores don’t use the word “spandex”… they use lycra (I’m guessing?)… it makes it really hard to figure out!
I’m planning on lengthening it just a touch, so I was thinking of getting 2 yards instead of the 1 5/8 yd the pattern calls for. I’ve got good legs, but I’ve got modesty, too 😉
I’m thinking something like this would work? But at $20 a yard, that would make it a $40 dress… $40 for a little scrap of fabric? Oh wow… I clearly need to get my sewing head into the 21st century where everything is hella expensive! This one is only $12, so it would be $24… but still!
Counting out my pennies… very slowly.