Remember when I was enjoying this pattern? I enjoyed myself again this week fitting it for Clara. I made it up in this gorgeous cornflower blue, a perfect color but a dubious fiber--from a little hole-in-the-wall shop in Chicago where the proprietor assured me too quickly that *all* the jerseys were *all* cotton. However, it was cheap and made a great muslin for the pattern.
And now I can make the next one up in quality jersey, with fitting assurance.
As with my own dresses, the front inset belt is simplified and narrowed, the side zipper closure is omitted, and the front skirt was laid out to remove four inches of fullness from the center gathers--I think it's plenty full without. And just as I did for myself, I removed about an inch of ease from the midriff, after choosing the "correct" measurements on the pattern envelope.