Falling For Cotton: The Scalloped Bodice Dress

Well… I finished it.  :)

On Sunday late afternoon, I finished hemming this dress and was somehow able to get outside with just enough light to take these photos for the Monday deadline.

I’ve had this cotton checkered print in my stash for quite some time.  It’s a great fabric, but this project kept getting pushed back to make way for other ones.  When Tasha & Rochelle’s Fall for Cotton Sew along was launched, I had three projects in mind.  But I had my heart set on making this one up.

While I love the dress, I’m not 100% happy with the fit.  There’s a weird fabric scrunching thing happening where the arm strap meets the bodice (near my armpit).  If this weren’t happening I’d be in love with this dress.  I already tried to fix the area once, so at this point that scrunchy fabric isn’t going anywhere.

I underlined the bodice in a black cotton batiste.  I was going to underline the skirt in the cotton batiste as well, but it felt way too heavy with that double layer.  Instead I opted to underline the whole skirt in black silk organza.

I love the colorful facings and seam allowances in this dress.

I paired the dress with black accents (belt, necklace, & shoes) as I think this dress is quite versatile for both summer and fall.  I’ll just wear a black (or red) cardigan with some tights and I’ll have a cute transitional dress.  My hair is the result of day 2 sponge curls; I pinned the sides back and did a tiny victory roll in the front for some bangs.

Bodice Detail:

Ugh! Scrunchy fabric …. I see you!  But the scallops are cute & happy, no?!  :)

Truth be told… I still don’t quite have my sewing mojo back yet.  I forced myself to sew some of it on Saturday afternoon/evening and then completed it on Sunday afternoon.  I’m happy I was able to suck it up – get down to business & finish it up for the sew along.  But I think I’m more happy it’s finished & done than anything.  So now I can go back to my knitting!  :D  heh

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

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