A few things I forget to mention in the post over at Fabric Mart... I raised the neckline by two full solid inches (5 cm) after having read reviews of this pattern. Folks said it dips low and I'm not in the mood for a Seinfeld style fashion faux pas in my Christmas photo.
I used my serger for all my seams but don't own any green cone thread for it. So I just popped out my first cone and replaced it with a spool of regular green thread so the seams would have green along it. All the other three cones are black thread.
I also did a quickie swayback adjustment with the back upper bodice waist seam on my tissue before cutting any fabric. I saw multiple folks reviewing the pattern they had to do one as well. I just folded up the lower edge to take a fish eye dart out in back.
I was so nervous using this fabric because of the dry clean only suggestion (more on how I pre-treated on my other post on Fabric Mart) but the material went right through my machines with zero issues. I love the color and the classy-lady vibe this dress has!
Head over the Fabric Mart's blog to see my full post about my dress! Not sure quite yet what I'll be doing for my next Fabricista post, possibly an activewear one being that it will be the New Year?!