The darts are sewn in and the front and back are pinned together. I’m waiting until I have some serger skills to do the seams, then hopefully this lovely voile will last more than a few rounds in the wash because the seams will be nicely finished.
This is my 3rd time using this pattern, but my first time with this version. I’ve made 2 of version E, the sleeveless with the big collar and bow. Both of the Es I’ve made were made of slightly stretchy fabric so I eliminated the side zipper and made the top a little big so it could slip over my head. This voile has no stretch so I’m doing the side zip this time, I think the top might be too big so I might have to take it in (I’m making the smallest size in this pattern, 8 and I usually make a 6 in other patterns and take it in a bit).
I also think I should flat set the sleeves since I’m going to use the serger, it might be easier than trying to set them in the round. Thoughts?
This fabric has been a dream so far, its so smooth and easy to work with. I had originally planned on going with quilting cotton for 2 other garments in the challenge but now I think the voile is totally worth the extra money! I might stick with the plain cotton on the Chantilly dress, overlock it and leave it unlined, because lined summer dresses in the Georgia heat are not the best decision.