It is done! And here are the details...
I made a short version of view A from simplicity's pattern 2580. For the beginning see the previous post, or click here.
This was a very easy pattern, you almost don't need the directions! However, I did read them, like a good little girl and noticed that they didn't really tell you what to do with the neat little "flutter" sleeves. I pinned from the top and crossed them over at the bottom. Since it is the underarm seam it won't be seen very often, but it looks nice anyway. :-)
I had a hard time hemming the sleeves though. The combination of sharp curves, stretchy knit, and metal pins made it quite stressful.
Per the previous post you all know that I felt the dress was uncomfortably short. I would sit down and it would come up way over me knees. So I added a ruffle. It was already hemmed because it used to be the bottom of a rather full gored skirt. Gotta love recycling! And I didn't have to hem anymore knit, which made me even happier.
The "sash" is *cough* navy bias tape.
Stay tuned for pictures of my celtic costume!