I finished this dress last night and I think it’s rather wild and a wee bit funny. Does it look like a blanket to you?? It does to me, but I still plan on wearing it.
It’s made with my lovely Tova pattern (which I adore!) and the fabric is flannelette!! Seriously, I never thought I’d make a dress out of flannelette, but I also never thought I’d ever find flannelette that I could ever make an daytime appropriate garment from.
Look the quality of the fabric isn’t awesome, but it’s more than adequate for this dress. When you hold the fabric to the light, you can see the weave is a little patchy, the print is a little blotchy on some colours and the grid pattern was printed a little off grain, making matching the fabric extra tedious. But still, I matched the fabric pretty well – check out the sleeve caps and front yoke matching. Genius – I tell you!
This dress has definitely come together nicer than my first Tova. I had no fabric problems like last time, meaning the collar has come out perfectly. The sleeve caps are also set in, possibly the best that I’ve ever done. The trick this time was to use my 1/4 quilting foot with the needle set as far left as possible. This created a consistent, but scant 3/8 seam.
This dress reminds me a little of a Snuggie, but maybe a little more fashionable.
The back of the Tova is a little generous, as you can see from this photo. I’m thinking I may still take in the side seams a little, or run some bias tape and elastic on back waist to add a little definition.