This is pretty much amazing and how could I pass it up? It's going to be a cambie dress (FINALLY!), you know, just like the rest of the florals I last purchased from fabric mart...Of course, this will be after my Sew for Victory project!
Okay, let's check out Cynthia Rowley 2497!!
Guys, I *love* this dress. Love, love, love.
I cut out a 4 on top and a 6 in the waist and skirt.
I took a cue from Trena and just finished the edge of the ruffle with a rolled hem on my serger - that was super quick and gives a really nice finish. I also cheated and used a standard zip which is located on the side of the dress. I relied heavily on this tutorial for the insertion of side zip + inseam pockets.
Next time I'd likely keep the two rows of basting stitches in the ruffle. It gave some great body but I had used red thread, thinking I'd have to remove the stitching.
I will make this again - using an invisible zip and keeping those basting threads. This pattern is awesome.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! It really is one of my favorite holidays, manufactured or not. I went to a local restaurant with one of my girlfriends - no hallmark cards or hershey's chocolate in sight, and it was a great time!