pattern: Clever Charlotte Galena Dress
size: 6 wide, 8 length
fabric: Apparel Cotton Sheeting in pink and Plaid Seersucker for the bias trim, both from Hancock Fabrics
mods: used the longest length for the skirt portion of the dress (seems like I do that with all my sewing regardless of pattern or person I'm sewing for...we must be giants!)
I have to admit...I've been having a bit of sewing ennui since we returned from vacation. I didn't like this dress (or any of my other sewing projects) at all when I finished. I don't know if the dress is too pink or what. Perhaps because my fabric doesn't drape nicely? The cotton sheeting has the weight and hand of a medium weight linen...just not as scratchy.
I do love the peek-a-boo sleeves...
I'll probably go back and shorten the ties a bit
...and how the front overlaps to make a little keyhole opening. Those are the details that had me excited to sew the pattern. Though because of the size of the front opening, the dress needs to be layered over a tank top or camisole. I made a little cami using an older Ottobre Design pattern (04/04, #38 I think).
BK refused to wear the dress to church last week but didn't put up too much of a resistance when I
told her suggested that she wear it this Sunday. And I have to admit, the dress is growing on me. Perhaps I needed to see her wearing it with a clean face and styled hair...something that has happened very rarely this summer.;)
Final Verdict? I like the dress. Next time I sew it, I'll fiddle with the front bodice and see if I can modify it so it doesn't need an undershirt but still retains the charm of the original design.:)
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