Judging by the date of my first photo of this make, it’s more than SIX months since I completed the K Dress – the Kriss Kross dress. I know, I’m bending the rules of the title slightly, but it turns out K is a tricky letter to work with.

It’s another Simplicity 1873, lined bodice, invisible zip, no alterations. I really like the fabric, a cooperative cotton bought from Fabworks for about £5pm during spring bank half term.

The fact that it’s a fair while since I completed this dress means it’s another make that did fit quite nicely, but now doesn’t. This is why I’ve put off wearing it and so not had the photos to be able to blog it until now. The waist and the skirt still fit ok but the bodice is much too big – and the fact it’s lined doesn’t help. After wearing it yesterday, I think I’ll try taking it in about half an inch on each side and see how that helps, and possibly increase it to an inch depending. There’s a lot of excess fabric around the front at the moment. I need to figure out how to grade between a bodice and skirt that are two different sizes, as I think that’s what I will need to do to future versions of this pattern. I still like this pattern very much, I like the neckline, the pleats and the length of the skirt. Just the small matter of the fitting issues to resolve before I make the next one. 

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