is a big NO! I will not make a dress from this pattern, it's not me at all.
I think I will use the sleeves somehow, but since I look almost annoyingly girlish to begin with (you would never be able to guess my age) it's just too much. I need more adult-looing clothes.
Anyway, this was an interesting experience. I've learned that:
- I DO need a dress form (it's haaard to pin in the back, or even the side-seam, on yourself). I knew that already, but it got even more clear to me...
- I don't like A-line skirts on me. I might like them in a very fluid material with a simple top, but not A-line + puffy sleeves. Too girly. But this skirt does fall very well, the side-seams are almost completely vertical when I wear it, as they should.
It might be a good idea to use my own sloper for the top to get the fit right if I do decide to make it (if so with a lower neckline, and in thin, black wool). And the sleeves are too far out on the shoulders, they don't fall right and this pattern is not made for shoulder-pads. But the pleats on the sleeve-heads are nice!
At least it looks a bit better if I narrow the skirt! And I think the skirt should be 5-10 cm's longer (I meant it to be, but there are little darts in the side-seams that I didn't notice when I cut the material...).
And it was so very pretty on the pattern envelope.... oh well (I have some other projects in mind... Lanvin made some really nice dresses for fall/winter 2009 and spring/summer 2010... aaah!).
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