sewalong, I wore it a few times and was really bugged and rather perplexed by how the fabric at the front (and back) centre seam "pooled" in a really odd way to form a fold of fabric on either side of the seamline.
|Simplicity 1880 with odd fabric fold/pooling at centre seam.|
I bound the armhole seams with bias because I was loving how amazingly neat it made the inside of the dress as I didn't line it. After wearing it a few times I found that the binding makes the armsyce too bulky and rather uncomfortable to wear, plus I found the sleeves just ugly on my arms, kinda a wierd sticky-outy cap sleeve with too much bulk as they are double layered/self lined. I love the cap sleeves with the wrap dress version though so I think that they just didn't work for me with the shirt dress.
|Replaced with shirt style sleeve, much more comfortable.|
I unpicked the sleeves and then used the 3/4 length sleeve version I had originally cut to replace them, cutting off and heming for a sleeve that I think looks much better with the skirt style of the bodice.
|I kept the hem the same.|