(I am not wearing flats. Lousy heels sinking into wet ground.)
The pattern is Vogue 8766, view F. Alterations: sleeves. The sleeves are simple 3/4 sleeves with 3 little darts at the shoulder. I didn't know why they would have darts instead of the usual gathering stitch/seam/thing when I noticed the suggested fabrics for this dress are very delicate, lace, eyelet cotton, etc. Even so, I don't see why you would put darts in such light fabrics. Surely a gathering stitch would be easier? Anyway, I did the stupid darts and they look fine. (You can see them in the sneak peak picture actually.)
I altered the length of the sleeve, and made them slightly less BORING by widening them, then gathering them into a little cuff. Cap or little puff sleeves suit me way more than any other sleeve type. And they show off tattoos very well too!
My favourite thing about this dress? The skirt. It's a full circle skirt, and longer than I usually make. It hangs beautifully, and of course, flares out even more beautifully.
My second favourite thing about this dress is that it needs no alteration around the body. I cut it out in size 12, put it together, and it fits perfectly. EXCELLENT.
I wore it with my green coat (forgot to get any pics of me wearing it today though, dammit!) and some appropriate baubles: a 70's pendant and little white flower ring that kind of matches.
Clearly interrupting madam's dinner time, how DARE I??
Insert witty sign-off here!