Overall, this wasn't a terribly hard pattern (except, of course, for those darn wrap ties). Granted, the fabric I chose to work with wasn't the easiest to sew, but overall I think the silkiness of it looks great. The collar is a real strong point of this pattern, very sharp looking and gives the dress a sophisticated 1950s, Dior feel. The skirt isn't quite as full as I thought it would be; I'm not sure if it will be possible to wear a petticoat underneath.The wrap ties that are connected to the front sides of the skirt remind me of the Butterick walk-away dress (B 4790). The waist came out a bit tight, I definitely need help getting in and out of this dress. Luckily there was enough room in the sleeves with this pattern, something I've had trouble with in patterns lately.
Would I make it again? Yes, I think I would. Maybe next time with taffeta, or a more casual cotton.
Pictures? Of course!
I swear, it looks better on!
See what I mean? Totally looks like the Butterick walk-away dress. Although, I must say, an overall more snazzy design.
yeah, the flash makes things ultra-bright
Anyways, Happy Holidays, and Happy Sewing!