I worked on this dress all day yesterday, as I had originally planned to wear it to my husband’s birthday party on Saturday. I started cutting it out at 11am and by 5pm, got this far and tried it on. My initial impression, it does nothing for me. It looks better on my mannequin than it does on me, but it still doesn’t look great. I don’t think I’ll finish it. Adding the big, puffy sleeves will only make it look even worse on me. The one positive thing I learned from this is that I can pull of a high neckline. I had been avoiding them, since all the “style experts” say to avoid them if you have a full bustline. So much for “experts”!
I think in my next post, I will answer some of the questions I have received in the past year, regarding grading, sources for patterns, picking styles, ect.