This dress is turning into a Monet. From far away, it’s working, but up close it’s a bit of a mess. I like the length now that I’ve taken in the dress so it would taper in a bit more.
If you want to make this dress, I highly recommend going by the final measurements of the dress instead of the pattern size based on your measurements. There is a lot of ease in this dress and if you’re curvy, you might not want so much ease. Sometimes ease is good, but sometimes it just makes your curves indistinguishable. Love your body!
I’m changing the neckline. I need most of this dress to look as normal as possible. I’m going to review this pattern on PatternReview, but as always, I add some details on this blog that don’t really fit within the review.
I’m not going to point out the flaws of this dress but if you see them just know that the top half of this dress is a beast. As you know I did an FBA on this and
Side View plus clothes on the floor. You might be able to see a pin in the side seam. That’s holding the dress and lining together. As you can guess, picking up happens after I sew.
To do list:
1. Take in the lining in at the bust seams.
2. Attach the lining.
3. Apply neck finishing. Probably going with a bias finish for the neck and armholes.
4. Hem this sucker.
5. Get a sitter.