My love of this pattern is boundless. It's so aptly drafted for my specific body that it's as if I devised it myself. In truth, I did numerous rounds of alteration, so in some ways it has been drafted for me.
What makes it good?
- I've used the right fabric. It's got some heft but it's still quite light. It also has very good recovery.
- All of the vertical proportions are perfect. That real waist seam, the one that everyone has to lengthen? Well, I don't.
- The unmodified skirt length is one of my best: just below the knee. I don't hem this dress. I like the raw edge as I feel it gives it an extra dimension and modernizes it. Furthermore, the degree of fabric undulation (dictated by the properties of the fabric and the angle of cut) is just lovely. It's full but minimally so.
- The neckline is a great depth and, because the shoulders are cut narrow (like me), it sits in a flattering way.
I also feel that I could have made the waist a bit smaller. I'm having a body dysmorphic moment and I appear to be overestimating slightly in the hips and waist.
At any rate, this is today's wardrobe addition. I feel that this and yesterday's skirt are going to be very useful wardrobe additions. Thoughts or feelings?