|I thought the cowboy boots would help, but now I see|
that my pale legs are doing more damage.
You don't think its that bad? It's the belt.
Kind of like the pattern drawing
But without the belt...
I even tried it with a smaller belt, because a 3 inch belt may be too thick...
I don't have anything in between. (Odd, I always thought I had more belts)
Anyway, on to the pattern review.
***Disclaimer*** I used fabric other than the recommended fabric.
I liked the idea of this dress, but I thought that the recommended fabrics would have a little too much body, adding more to my hips. Plus, I don't wear Crepe de Chine too often. So I chose this knit I had in my stash. It's a jersey knit, barely stable, drapes heavier than a straight jersey because it's just a little thicker. Anyway, I cut a 8 at bust and hips, graded out to a 12 at the waist, and then had to take it in 1- 1 1/2 inches from bust to hips. For reference, my normal size would be 12 at bust/hips, 14 at waist.
I took out the back zipper and combined back pieces, back skirt, overlay and took out the darts on the skirt (loving the knits). I made sure to keep the measurements as true as I could.
I added 1 inch in length.
The sleeves really are lovely and could stand a little more body. The skirt is horrendous.
Oh well, on to something new. And proven. A summer skirt with a pattern I've used before.
The good news:
I love my belt, and I'm making another tomorrow.
Have a great day!