Sunday, June 12, 2011

Anna Maria Horner Slip Pattern


I haven't tried the AMH Roundabout Dress yet, but the slip pattern I've used twice. I made a gray slip to go under the yellow dress in the previous pattern. I loved it enough that I wanted to make a dress I could wear alone. Couple of problems though, the slip was a bit loose at the top, and the shoulders were too wide. So for the dress I decided to shirr the back panel and bring the shoulders closer to the front. Well, the shirring worked great except that it made it a bit too tight. So I should have widened it a little before shirring. But oh well. I had to bring the shoulders in a lot to make the points hit where I wanted. I also added 6 inches to the bottom of the dress and used bias tape to close the hem. I recommend a making a muslin before cutting into your fabric. Speaking of fabric, this is Art Gallery fabric from the Bazaar Style line and the print is called Sahara Stars Blue. I really like the feel of the art gallery fabrics for clothes.

Oh, PS, that's Venice behind me.

3 comments:

Corinnea said...

I never got that pattern... Very cute as a dress for sure! You and Venice were made for each other!

I do love Art Gallery fabrics. I just used the last large piece I had to make a skirt.

Adrienne said...

OH, I LOVE it! So cute! Light and summery and perfect!

Patricia Bravo said...

Ohh... Venice... :)