|I love the way the fabric lined up in the darts.|
If I worked with this fabric again, I would want to do some blue piping to bring out more of the blue plaid. The blue lines in the fabric are a really pretty shade of blue, and I think a nice teal-ish blue trim would have looked great. I may even go back and do some minor tweaks to this dress based on this decision. But I'll give it some time before I start hacking it to pieces.
Also, I only lined the top as the dress felt like a nice weight as I progressed with combining the pieces. I'm happy with that decision though so I would keep it that way. In fact, I have a lot of this fabric left... maybe two yards? I might make a matching suit jacket later in the summer as I prepare for fall weather. But I don't want to think about that now. Right now, I'm enjoying the beginning signs of summer!
Check out this detail! The dress seems like it has so many elements, but it was only four pattern pieces and a whole lot of darts. But I love the way the plaid matched up everywhere.
I also had the chance to try out a hem technique that I've been wanting to try for a while: the blind hem. I'll post more details about how that worked out early next week.
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