Oh look, another dress! Somehow, I've been very productive in the last couple of months, and I don't even know why. Possibly because I've used mostly simple patterns, that I had already made before. And I do still have a lot of free time at the moment... A good thing, too, since I probably won't get a lot done once I start my job for real in January. Maybe I should stretch my backlog of finished garments over the first few months of 2014...? Well, maybe not. Anyway, here's another sweater dress.The facts:
Pattern: Ottobre 05/2008-14, the raglan-sleeved knit top, plus a thin rectangle for the midriff band and the skirt from my self-drafted knit dress pattern.
Fabric: 1.5m of soft (polycotton?) sweater knit fabric plus a bit of white cotton jersey from the Maybachufer fabric market.
Time to complete: a couple of hours.
Techniques used: Nothing fancy. Most of the seams are overlocked, the hem and sleeves are turned under and stitched with a wide twin needle.
Alterations: Originally the midriff band was wider, bit it seemed out of place so I cut off the lower seam, cut it in half and stitched it again.
First worn: To a Christmas party with my friends.
I think I may like raglan sleeves just a bit better than the usual version. I have a feeling that they fit better. Well, fit me better. How about you? Do you prefer raglan sleeves or regular ones?
PS: As you may have seen, I finally caved and installed Disqus for comments. I've been playing with the idea for ages, because I like that you get notified when you get replies on your comments (I've never quite understood why blogger doesn't have this feature). On the other hand, I had problems with Disqus not loading in my browser for a while, but that bug has been fixed for over a year now. So, if you have problems commenting, feel free to drop me a line via email or Twitter, alright?