This is a straight size 10. If I make it again, I'll make an eight, and I'll move the straps out from center on the front slightly. I changed the strap construction slightly, leaving the back of the straps free and serging the ends so that I could change the length as needed. Then you can just hand sew them in with a few stitches. I see this in ready to wear often.
Check out my label! Nominette sent them over (thank you, Nominette!!) and they are so lovely--I've been sewing them into my clothes and it really makes me feel like I have something to live up to, like, is this worth putting my name on? These are the 25 mm custom logo label, white with gold thread. They look so professional and the gold is so luxe!
If you were curious about the construction of that trim (I was!) it is two layers of fabric turned in a tube, pressed in half lengthwise, and top stitched along the very top of the bodice. Nothing fancy, definitely replicable on your favorite bodice pattern! I think you could do the same thing for a slightly hacky version of Gertie's significantly more complex Butterick 6019.
Do y'all have a suggestion for sewing hook and eyes at the top of zips? I feel like mine all look weird and lumpy, not invisible at all. Any tips?
One thing I enjoy about sewing matching separates is an endless opportunity for pairing them together. It's like those math problems where Allie has three tops, three pairs of shorts, and three pairs of socks--how many unique outfits can she wear? Oh wait--did I just describe the weirdest Capsule Wardrobe ever?
Do you ever make more than one garment out of the same fabric? Sometimes I feel like it could look a little weird to be wearing the same fabric all the time, even if it's different pieces--I think I'll stick to a max of one blue gingham outfit per week...
ps: how much gingham is too much gingham?
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