JUST A LITTLE HACK
I was using my (seriously gorgeous) strikes to work on the re-testing and promo of a dress you may already know. The dress formerly known as the drama dress, has been retired with its original designer and brought to Goober Pea Designs with some pretty awesome updates! The Danica dress is beautiful as is (seen right) and has tons of options!
I have never been the type to leave well enough alone though. Seriously, what fun is that? I thought it'd be awesome to have the sash and a keyhole and a top length AND a snap closure.
Ambitious much? I know, I shake my head at myself
I decided it would be awesome to briefly go over a general "how-to" do this yourself. This blog entry may require you to have some general know-how, but I hope you find this explanation useful enough to recreate this version if you so chose!
A CLOSER LOOK
Here's the back that these next photos will attempt to illustrate for recreation.
Now, I used my sewing machine here. You CAN use your serger, too! Serge or sew the band on!
Trim the nibs!
And tack the flap down. I thought using black thread would show better here, but it did not. Just make sure to tack that area down so it doesn't peak through too much!
Voila! You're all set!
You are done! If you like the shirt length, I made her a size 5 width and 6 length and cut off xx"! It really is a simple and fun hack and definitely helps creating ease in this version of the pattern! I hope you found this useful!