What a wonderful book, Tilly and the Buttons's STRETCH, what a great pattern the Joni is, and what great fabric from Stoff & Still.
Seeing my massive boobs in the pics I don't know if this apropiate to work in my school, but it feels great and cool (temperature like). I am gonna repeat both, fabric and pattern, although I am proud to announce I have convinced myself of not doing them together.
Well, nothing special to report here... the neckline is tricky, mine came up looking good, but it is bulky inside, and I used a really thin cotton jersey, and applied it no as the instructions tell us, but as a facing, and then encaging all seam allowances inside a 2cm ruleau, hand sewn to the wrong side of the dress, invisible. No big ugly zig zags for me in a dress like this. Too sporty, I think.
The same for the sleeves and dress bottom, all hand sewn.
I copied the pattern to tissue paper minus the 1.5 cm seam allowance included. I basted and tried it on to fit (it was perfect at first trial) before machine- stitched as advices. No overlock. No iron.
For the rest, I followed the instructions, which are great.
I think the twist in the middle front (gorgeous design hit) is too high in most of the pictures I had seen of it, and the waist tended to be very high. I decided to lengthen the soulder seams 1.5cm. Not too much, it could become too open, but this is a dress to show cleavage, do not try to make it modest.
I made it some 5cm shorter, becasue my fabric was scarce and the pattern too long, too. In fact, I pulled out with 1.5m, hahaha! It is a wide fabric. Did I say it is a wonderful fabric? And they sell it dark blue, and it is even better. (In a mid day excursion to the shop in Goterborg, I had a weak moment and let my boyfriend pick up the colour. How sweet of me)
Well, it is a great dress, maybe not very practical for work. I plan to make a black jersey version as a night summer dress.