Really, this project has been a joy from start to finish.
But this post is a 2 for 1. You get to see the final garment on my new dress form!! (Note: It's not yet adequately "me-like" but it will have to do.)
The wrinkle at the neckline doesn't occur on my body (though the facing isn't the best ever - remember, I drafted half of it myself?) Also, my hips don't really look like that - well, the right side approximates my shape better than the left, but it's almost impossible to get the same curves going on both sides of the dress form.
I'll have you know that it is similarly too-tight on me - that's the bitch of having to take 2 inches out of the left side seam (the one where all the folds apex, even worse!?) to cover up the chunk of double knit my serger sliced through on the front skirt.
I would say, on balance, that this pattern fits true to small. If you are curvy i.e. wide hips or large bust, I would cut a size up if you're on the cusp. Mind you, if I hadn't screwed up the fabric, it would have fit like a dream (with room to maneuver). I know. I basted it together before I fucked it up. Painful, really.
- I'm never making this again...
- ...Which is too bad, because I bet it would be fantastic now that I've ironed out the kinks.
- This is not a beginner pattern IMO. Way to much detail work and when you use double knit to make a wiggle-dress, it becomes difficult to work with - the curves are tight.
- It is best for a short-ish, narrow, curvy person, IMO. I think the pattern is drafted with that shape in mind.
- Even if you are 4'11", add 2 inches to the skirt length. I suspect you'll need it.
Seriously, by the time I wrecked the sleeve, I could barely get fussed. It was so par for the course.
But I do intend to wear this next weekend - when I'm going on a special adventure. More detail to come...