Finally, I have sewn a creation again. It has been a while. This was made with Simplicity 1803
More specifically, this view, without the waist tie
Alterations: I dropped the waist in the front by about an inch, and had to take in the seams under the bust for more definition to the bodice. I also opened up the split in the neckline at the front because it sits rather high, and was creating the dreaded mono-boob.
Apart from that, I made it in size 12 and it fitted pretty well...
...except for the front. It pokes out over the stomach, which is the one thing I try to avoid with all my dresses. I tried pressing the gathering, and it still pokes out. This is just how the dress sits:
Yick. That is not my stomach. It's all dress.
I do like the neckline though.
And how GIRLY is this fabric?? Not only is it covered in daisies, it's also covered in strawberries, AND polka dots, like OMG.
Am going to try belt variations to deal with that stupid waistline at the front.
And in other news... I'm now on Facebooks. I gave in, and joined the masses (and some of you already found me! Hoorah!). There is now a big blue F on the right hand side of my blog you can click on to follow and be my BFF, or you can just click here...