I finished this dress almost two weeks ago but didn’t get a chance to take a picture until today. (Thanks, sweetie, for taking pictures!) I was surprised at how well the pattern worked, with the poofy sleeves and gathers exactly where they were designed to go. I had some trouble getting the gathers in the front to stay put while sewing—anyone have any tips on this?— but otherwise it went together fairly easily. The fabric is a nice beefy cotton jersey from Fabricmart: soft, cozy, and nicely-behaved under the needle. At first I wasn’t going to add pockets because I was worried about the extra weight stretching out the dress. But in the end I decided it needed them for extra comfy-ness.
Here you can see the front gathers a bit better (despite my dorky expression) as well as the fact that it was a gorgeous spring day today. We strolled up to Harvard Square where I got a delicious piece of chocolate cake: