|With a Relax-A-Little shirt|
I cut out this sample/wearable muslin dress yesterday in this IKEA cotton. I sewed it up this afternoon in about 3 hours. This size small dress is a full 10" shorter than the pattern and you can see that the armholes are still very deep even with me taking them up 2". I wear it over lightweight knit tops.
Everything went together easily. Stay stitching the shoulders and clipping is a must as is the under-stitching and top stitching. I pressed the neckline and armholes over a ham. The offset hem was easy to do and I used a template for the 1/2" and basted it in before edge stitching. This is unique style that I recommend altering carefully for your own body and taste. I didn't think all those funky, asymmetrical pockets added anything so I didn't use them. Keep it simple, let the fabric do the talking, and have fun with it. More photos and how I altered the pattern on my Tosca Flickr Album.