Here’s another one from way back. This is the Seamwork Neenah. The fabric is some Ponte from Fabric.com that I had originally ordered as a potential fabric for my April O’Neil costume, but obviously didn’t end up using.
I was making it as a muslin for a dress I wanted to do for Costume College. As far as that went, this turned out great and it was full steam ahead there. I was also hopeful that this would be a wearable muslin. And it sorta is.
Overall, I like the fit. I was playing around with adding darts in the back. That was more to get the look I wanted for the costume, but I didn’t mind it though I probably wouldn’t do it again for this particular pattern but would do it on other patterns to get the right fit. The one part I don’t like is the arms. They are super tight at the bicep. I’m not exactly a buff chick so I don’t usually have to worry about bicep adjustments (I’ve never had to on any other pattern) and especially considering it was stretch. But these almost cut off circulation. I’m also not a huge fan of how the back looks, but that has more to do with me than the pattern 😛
The costume was actually going to be cutting off the sleeves before they got to the bicep so it wasn’t an issue there, but unfortunately this wasn’t going to work for something I could wear on a regular basis. The dress has since been donated, but I’m definitely keeping the pattern around as a good base.