Yesterday I was able to fit the red dress I’m making up for my friend. She asked me to make up the dress for a couple of wedding receptions this December. I wanted to see how the bodice fit before stitching in the sleeves. Pretty good!
The 3/4 sleeves will be perfect in this dress.
It’s a good fit through the bust. I have to say, though, the Burda bodice pattern with the shoulder pleats lays a bit oddly. The pleats will have to be pressed and stitched further down than the original 2”.
I’m pleased with the fit. Once the sleeves are set in, the bow detailing is on the waist and the hem is sewn and pressed, it will be a lovely winter’s dress. I need to hand this over to her by this evening, so I’d better get cracking!