So my friend’s wedding was near the end of June. I have been helping her out some for it. She requested that I wear something in the colors of her wedding and that it be something I would be able to wear everyday not a special occasion. I wasn’t certain what I should make until I came across this cotton shirting on Fabric-Mart’s website. The first pattern that came to mind was Deer & Doe’s Reglisse dress. (It was right after Pattern Review’s weekend and I had seen Deepika’s cute Reglisse dress.) I knew it would be a perfect combo for the wedding.
I really didn’t have time to make a muslin to double-check size. So erring on the hope it is enough, I traced out a 44 in the bust and graded to 46 in the waist. I have made Deer & Doe’s Airelle blouse before and knew that I used a smaller seam allowance for a better fit with the size 42 at the bust.
The fabric was only 45 inches wide, so I changed the two piece circle skirt to four piece circle skirt. Since the fabric is a nice weight Japanese cotton shirting, I did skip interfacing on the tie collar. I was concerned that the tie collar would end up being too heavy with the interfacing and would not roll.
As Deepika suggested, I went over to The Little Tailoress’ blog and looked at her construction changes to the pattern. I did use some of the suggestions just not all the hand sewing.
For future uses of the pattern, I will have to lower the bust dart at least an inch. I think that also caused some of the awkward flatness in front. I did also have the Bruyere top traced out. So a quick comparison of the two front bodice pieces, show that the bust darts on the Bruyere are lower than the Reglisse (just lining up the under arm on each piece). I am not sure if Reglisse is just a special case or if I would have to do this on all Deer & Doe patterns.
I just saw over on Deer & Doe’s blog that the Reglisse dress is up next on being updated.