Pattern: Laurel Dress by Greenstyle Creations
Fabric: Girl Charlee Buffalo Plaid in Black Red Cream
I wore this dress 3 days in a row after finishing it before admitting that it was probably time to wash it. It is so comfortable! The fabric is a really wonderful light weight that just feels great to wear.
This is my second time making this dress. I made the same size as before, a small, but this time I used the longest torso length. I am petite (5’2″) so I thought I’d want the shortest torso the first time around, but ended up with a bodice that doesn’t quite clear my bust before the skirt starts. I really like the fit of this one, so I will definitely keep using the longest torso length.
This dress was my first time making an effort at pattern-matching and clearly is an area for improvement. Apparently you can’t just skim a blog post on the subject and become an instant expert? I’m planning on rereading that post more thoroughly before I cut my next patterned garment. If you have any tips I’d love to hear them!