|The Limited Cable Cowlneck Sweater Dress|
I found this dress, which is even more like the pattern I posted earlier! There are only a few differences, like the pleats. The dress from The Limited has folds that go across the skirt, where as B5523 has inverted box pleats - which I already mentioned I love! Also, I think the cowl is a little fuller on the inspiration dress as well. I might see about making the cowl fuller if I make this again.
My SD card isn't cooperating. I do have photo's of my finished dress. Here are some photo's of B5523 from the web site:
As you can see, this pattern is almost identical (although I do like the other dress too). On the line drawing, there is a pleat on the cap of the sleeve (which I may leave off next time). Also, I don't think the inspiration dress has the tab on the back. So far, mine doesn't either. The interfacing I used doesn't seem to be heavy enough to keep it from being wavy, and I don't have enough fabric to make another one (which I'm not sure is my fault or the patterns fault, but I barely had enough to squeeze out the sleeves for this dress!!)
I also used a red knit for my dress. It was in my stash from my July fabric purchase, but it didn't end of being the right texture for what I was planning to use it for. When I saw this dress, I knew it would be a good combination. Ironically, the dress on the pattern is red too. I was going to hold off on wearing it to work tomorrow, until I had the buttons for the tab, but since I'm no longer sure I'll be adding the tab, I might just wear it anyway! This will make a great addition to my winter dresses, which I'm sadly lacking. 21 dresses, only 2 of them are winter dresses. Go figure.
|B5523 line drawing|