So here it is
Looking at the photos, I actually think it may be a little big. I am sooo afraid of making things too small that I think I err on the side of making them too big. What do you think? Too big?
It has a CB seam from the original maxi skirt I used. I had wanted to make the 'stripe' of the fabric vertical but there was a faded fold mark in all the wrong places. Hence, keeping the CB seam which also has a tendency to buckle a bit because it is quite thick.
I also think the colour choice for the lower piece is wrong. Either a darker grey or a dark blue would have been better I think. It would have anchored the bottom better.
I also did a completely incorrect forward shoulder adjustment. Instead of starting it at the seam line, I started it at the fabric edge. This completely threw it out.
But it is really well finished (which I of course didn't photograph). It has flat felled seams everywhere.
So adjustments I made;
- Shorten bust dart (2cm)
- Increase neckline size (about 1.5cm at shoulder to 3cm at front)
- Forward shoulder adjustment (2cm)
- Increased length
What I will do next time;
- Increase neckline but not as much (1.5cm all round)
- Correct forward shoulder adjustment
- Increase length on all pieces (this will also lower bust dart)
And maybe if I'm feeling brave I'll cut a size 16 instead, which of course will probably then need a different set of adjustments.
I am actually in the process of making another one already but this one is for my sister. She chose this fabric
(fabric available here)
Instead of contrasting colours, I am going to run the 'stripes' horizontally on the upper bodice and lower panel, with verticle 'stripes' on the middle piece.
So what are your thought on the dress? Too big?