A review of Upton Dress
My first review. I’ve made lots of knits reasonably successfully but really struggle with woven mostly due to large cupsize, big belly and hips a few sizes smaller. This was so good even with first muslin. I narrowed the shoulders and neckline 1cm, lengthened the neck to waist, changed the torpedo front waist dart to normal shape and lowered the bust point. I made the gored skirt. This is a lovely Lady McElroy cotton lawn. bodice is self lined. I also split the bust dart into 2 parallel darts for better contour which meant 20 darts in total. I shortened the skirt as not enough fabric, and got away with 2.75m. The instructions were great though it did say to under stitch neckline at 1/4 inch whereas i did it at about 2 m, trimmed and clipped into seam allowance to get it nice.I found it difficult to turn up such a curved hem 1 inch, I faced it with bias binding instead to preserve length and for ease.