OMGoodness! I've loved this pattern from the moment I saw it...all views. I'd envisioned it with this yellow ribbed knit that I used in this project contrasted with this blue knit that I used in this project. The floral knit jersey has been in my stash for quite some time. I purchased it when we still had Hancock Fabric stores in my area. It was cheap, cheap and I purchased quite a bit.
|I must admit, this dress turned out just as I'd envisioned.....|
Initially I made the skirt with the high low hem but didn't like it (at least that's what I thought) so I re-attached the "cut away" piece and although it didn't look terrible, it didn't look like it did when I folded the high low hem inwards to mimmick a full maxi. The seam was hardly noticeable but I just did NOT like it!
|I LOVE IT when that happens!|
Something about the drape of it all. I think for my taste the full maxi skirt was too...full. For these "hip bones in motion" I need just the right flare. Needless to say I removed the "cut away" piece and now am back to the high low hem.......BACK AND FORTH!
|The weather cooled off some....glad I got to wear it before the Summer ends!|
Verdict? It's okay. I don't love it....I don't hate it. It's very comfortable and I do love the fabric combinations. I will only make one of these but may make the shorter version with the full bodice and sleeves........some day.
|It moves very well with the wind....LOVE THAT! about it|
Although this pattern runs a little big, I highly recommend it as it is simple and straight forward to construct. My only warning: BE AWARE OF THE FLARE!
Until next time...PEACE AND BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!