I know I've been promising to upload photos of my Cosmopolitan Dress
for nearly two months and hear they are - finally! Honestly, I have to say that this is my very favorite new pattern of 2006. It is sophisticated, sexy, well drafted and quick and easy to sew. Without a doubt, it is the most flattering dress I have made in a looong time!
I literally whipped this up in a few hours on Thanksgiving day - just in time to wear to dinner! Because I was using a rayon/lycra knit (from Textile Studios
) I made a straight 8 without any alterations except to the length.
The only other change I made was to the neckline. Instead of using the facings I opted for a quick-and-easy turned and stitched finish. I serged some lingerie elastic into the neckline and then used my blindstitch machine to secure it. I took the smallest bite possible with my needle for a neat, invisible finish that hugs my neckline.
On the pattern envelope, this dress looks like nothing more than a-line with a long belt. But, it has a beautiful inset waist and the long ties are sewn into the side seams - it is gorgeous!