One last garment for the style show that will be worn by a dress form (but not the one in the picture). It will be a dress form made to the same measurement chart used for the garment, so the next best thing to a human model.
- Same -- fabric as two other garments
- Same -- shoulder princess silhouette
- Different -- blouse instead of a dress
- Different -- closure ... button front instead of zippered back
- Different -- collar ... this is a convertible
- Different -- sleeve
- Different -- addition of some pockets
This fabric was a perfect candidate for the tabbed sleeve because it can be rolled up or ruched and the inside of the sleeve looks like the outside. I did sew the sleeve with a French seam so that the seam would be clean and as unobtrusive as possible.
This is a pocket with a pleat where I topstiched the edges of the pleat and put on a top band that used the crossgrain wrinkle of the fabric.
I kept the pockets small since they are more for accent than function, although big enough for a hankie (boy, that word dates me!) or some pocket change.
I don't want them up at the bustline but had thought maybe at the hemline, aligning the pleat detailing with the underlying princess seamline of the blouse.
|with pockets pinned on|
- I'll think more about the pockets and then can always be sewn on later. I just would not want to have to frogstitch them off.