Green Striped

This was my first attempt at this pattern. I had to cut it down some in the bust and hips. The skirt length was over 6" too long, so I chopped off at least 4" and gave myself a 2" hem. I was going to add sleeves beneath the cape (the pattern allows it) but I didnt think it was necessary. Its a lovely spring time dress.

The next time I make it, I will pay more attention to the collar treatment. It called for a jabot, but I think my bust is already too full to draw anymore attention to it.

I love the striped fabric, and will make a belt out of solid green to compliment. The buttons originally hold the jabot in place, but here they are just for decoration.