The fading bit was okay, but it also grew, width wise. The curse of stretch woven cottons perhaps?
Now it’s a skirt.
The dress was BurdaStyle 02-2009-124A
I sliced the bodice of the dress 4 cm down from the seam, through the zip and then turned down 3 cm for the waistband. The side seams came in a further 4 cm at the waist (that’s 16 cm overall- that’s how much it had stretched!).
I ‘reinforced’ the waist with elastic in the same way as I did for the pink ponte skirt.
Size: 36-44, I made a 40, taken in about 4 cm at the waist both front and back seams and shorter than drafted- 11 cm final length from waist).
Fabric: Polyester knit from Gay Naffine (from the stash and a bargain at $2 per metre)
The top is not supposed to have three quarter length sleeves, but that’s how it worked out. It could be partly because I made a 40, and I normally make a 42. Felicity’s version was a touch short in the sleeves too.
I’ve had the problem before with stretch cotton woven garments becoming shapeless. What is the secret with preventing stretch out?