Finally blogged………….I’ve been wanting to give these black at the sides, make yourself look slimmer dresses, ever since they were in fashion, years ago. Yep, that’s me right on trend, yesterdays trend.
The pattern is Simplicity/NewLook 6209 described as a ‘dress with princess seams for a form fitting look, sleeve and neck line variations feature a contrast yoke in solid or sheer fabrics’.
I’ve had the pattern for a while, then the right fabric just leapt into my post-box (making up the difference so as not to pay for postage :), ever done that? #stashehancment.
The orange, black and white is a cotton 3% spandex (Tessuti), as is the plain black (A2F).
I have been all fired up about doing everything with a full-bust adjustment ever since my Kate top. I had no idea what to do with a princess seam thought, so I winged it. I think this was fine, but then I didn’t know what to do with the dart on the adjoining piece. The fit around the bust is fine, but a bit too much fabric round the neck and the dart is not right at all. Luckily the fabric is forgiving, and a multitude of errors are hidden. After an Instagram chat Maria generously assisted me with some FBA info. I’ll know more for next time.
It’s not the most exciting dress in the world, but it’s a good for work and I finally did get to try the ‘do black sides make you look slimmer?’ ahh I don’t think so. Still I think it would be worth another try, with a more accurate FBA and a bit more fitted overall.
Have you had a go at the illusion type dress? what do you think?