A couple of things I didn't like about this pattern: One of the fabric options was jersey which tends to be very stretchy, thin and snags easily. This pattern in particular called for buttons and I didn't think anything of it until I realized that the belt is actually separate from the dress and is held on by the buttons. Not a problem except that the pattern didn't call for and I didn't think to add fusible interfacing where the buttons go to add stability. The belt pulls on the buttons especially when I move around so I'm pretty sure they're going to pop off within a few wears and take the buttons with them. A friend of mine suggested that I actually hand stitch the belt to the dress so that it takes some of the pressure off the buttons and I think I'll do that. I'll probably still have to hand-wash it but it should give me a few more wears.
|Can you believe my mom made these buttons?! She actually made the glass part and everything!|
One thing I had never done before was a thread loop which I found out is the little thread you see on dresses that have belts. It's meant to hold the belt in place but is less visible than an actual belt loop. I totally cheated on this one and just took 3 strands of embroidery thread and made a braided cord. I think it looks nice but I still don't know how to make a thread loop.