Joann's. This is where I realized my iPhone camera would be handy to take a photo of the fabric bolt information to be able to refer back to in the future. Brilliant idea, if I do say so myself. I'm trying to remember to do that with all new fabric purchases. Anyway, I only paid $6.50 per yard for this luscious fabric because Joann's was having a 50% off sale this day. This pretty dress only needs 2 yards. $13.00 was the cost of my new dress.
Pointillism Dress, my dress from the same pattern/book..... was to change the back pleat to a box pleat. Took in the same width in the back, just flipped the pleat. The front is gathered as per the pattern instructions, instead of pleated like the modification in the pointillism dress. I gathered this neckline differently than what I've done in the past by loosening my tension dial. Kept the same stitch length, but with a loose tension it was easy to gather and the smaller stitches gave it a prettier gathered look than how I'd been doing in the past by lengthening by stitch length or zigzagging over a thread. Pretty proud of the neckline binding as this fabric is lovely to look at and lovely to touch and has a lovely drape..... but is one big p-a-i-n to sew with! The edges frayed/shredded like crazy so my great idea to use french seams AND add in-seam pockets changed to add in-seam pockets and serge all the seams.
Handmade by Carolyn's well-written and photographed tutorial of how to add In-Seam Pockets.... these were a cinch! Why, oh why did I think adding in-seam pockets would be so difficult! Now I shall be adding them to EVERYTHING! :)
And after having lunch with my sweet husband, I found this tucked away in my car. :)