I am calling Uncle on Vogue 8827! It is just not working for me.
The more I work with this pattern it is very clear that it is not drafted well at all. The draping of the collar is not working well and I think it has something to do with the facing piece not drafted correctly as this is the side one will see when wearing it. Also having to attach ribbon inside for tying to keep dress closed is not pleasing. Others used button and loop or redrafted to use the ties to go through side seams and tie like with a real wrap dress.
The more I worked with this the more I disliked what I was doing. I came to the realization that I would probably only wear the dress once or not at all after completing. I can be somewhat OCD when it comes to sewing projects. Calling uncle and putting it all aside was such a relief.
I have more fabric and better dress patterns to sew. Plus some skirts and tops are calling my name.