In my neck of the woods it is COLD outside. Excuse my facial expressions I am just trying to quell my chattering teeth.
The pattern: Butterick 5851. A bias, fitted dress that has lined bodice and underarm gussets. When the pattern was released I was completely unimpressed by the catalog photos, however the front pattern envelope showed view B in a plaid and I was sold. Immediately I knew it was meant for the black and red cotton blend plaid residing in my stash. And to be honest I really wanted to sew the underarm gussets.
Because I was working with the plaid I could cut the gussets in a little plaid square and secretly giggle at how cute it is as I lift my arms throughout my daily travels. Some days only my little nerdy little sewing things keep me going.
The plaid matching was a challenge on the bias. I was personally discontent with look of plaids meeting at the waistline seam. I added a belt at the waistline to camoflague the bias mash up.
At the shoulder and sleeve seam I attempted to align the plaid to wrap to the bodice back while trying to keep the bodice center front seam as fluid as possible.
This face says COLD.