I am so excited about this dress--I love it in every way! This is the Cordelia Dress (#3) in Ottobre Woman 2/2012. I made this in a size 36. I normally by a RTW 38 in tops, but my RTW pants/shorts/skirts are a 34. I decided that a 36 would work for me, banking on enough ease in the top and I was right.
As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew immediately that Valori Wells Wrenly Voile would be the perfect fabric. That rarely happens for me....knowing what fabric would work best!
I found the pattern instructions well written. I love how there are horizontal gathering seams front and back to give this a more fitted shape. Elastic is sewn right to the sleeve edge and then turned up for the hem. This is the first time I have done this and really like the look.
I really took my time sewing this dress, basting everything first. I used my serger to only finish seams, being careful not to sew over the stitched seam by my sewing machine.
Fabric purchased from fabric.com
Buttons purchased from a local fabric store
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley