We could dive into my problems with sewing commitment or just take a look at pretty pictures. Pretty pictures it is! Meet Billie Jean version 2, dreaming in blue.
proper review so I'll just give you a rundown of the differences between the two Billie Jean versions.
1. For this version I did not raise the neckline but did use Abby's instructions for moving the straps so they sit on the shoulder.
3. I butchered the sleeve from Simplicity 1803 to make it fit my armhole. The pleat depth was doubled, the cap height lowered and I just cut some of the width off.
4. This version is lined with white Siri lining from Gerties shop. I could have lined the sleeves too but decided just to slip stitch the lining to the armhole seam allowances.
7. The skirt length was shortened 1 3/4" for my own personal preferences.
Now I have the perfect dress for meeting Don Draper in the bar for drinks...you know if he wasn't a fictional character. Maybe I should just give Don Robot a call while Claire is frolicking around the USA? Yes I think that's the perfect plan.
PS. - Abby has just released a new blouse pattern and the 10% sale has been extended through the weekend. Just though I'd let you know since I'm kind of obsessed with her designs.
PPS. - A clarification on the time of Sewical Bee challenge for those of you in the USA. August 10th 12am GMT is gonna be around 7:00 pm tonight for East coasters and 5pm tonight for west coasters. I should have given you a local time on Monday so apologies for that.