Denise made several changes to the pattern for this completely reversible dress.
Front and back were cut from prepared herringbone panels. They were seamed on the lengthwise grain but cut on point. Denise says the resulting bias allows for an easier fit on a slim dress.
Denise merged the two-piece sleeves into a ¾-length one-piece, then she cut it on the bias to fit a full upper arm.
The boat neckline was converted to a v-neck to compliment the herringbone.
To accommodate the fabric insets, the back kick pleats and centre back zip were eliminated and the side bodice and side skirt were merged.
Denise installed camouflaged side zips so that the dress could be opened from the left no matter which side was out.
Seam allowances were increased to allow for turned, top-stitched and flat-felled seams. Denise used contrast thread for her topstitching.
At the neckline facing and hem, Denise finished with bias binding.
Beautiful job, Denise!
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