Dresses: Day 68

Okay, here’s the other Simplicity 2180 I made, from the vintage bicycle fabric I wrote about here:

 

The piping is far more even on this one:

 

At the midriff, too:

 

A few little stitches here I have to clean up:

 

But unfortunately here is the real problem — I started the side zipper too low, and the bodice was too tight, so — disaster:

 

To fix this, I am going to have to take out the zipper and reinforce that weak spot with a patch, AND redo the side seam and piping on the OTHER side (in order to make it fit). Or just lose about 10 pounds. At this point, I’m not sure which would be easier. And did I mention that the fabric (being vintage) is a bit fragile? Just contemplating fixing this one makes me want to go lie down …

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