I did not get all "gussied" up for the photos so excuse the cropping.
|Front view with belt|
For me being petite, I am still rather long waisted and with the FBA I made it helped by moving the waist line where mine is (or should be). With 20/20 hindsight, adding piping would probably have given some vertical lines which would help make the dress look slimmer on me and break up some of the floral print.
McCall's patterns are usually too wide for me in the shoulder area and this was not exception. In an earlier post I wrote about taking a deeper back seam in the upper back. After shortening the shoulder length by 3/8 and sewing 5/8 seams the back now feels a little too tight so I plan to redo that back seams to give me a little more width in the back as when I raise or move my arms it now feels to tight.
I have to admit I will have to get use to the waist line as I normally wear sheath style dresses. Because this dress is rather busy due to the print, I don't think that people will notice to much about all the seams and that waist line seam.
I plan to wear the dress later this week for and will update photos then.
Not sure what's next but my list is long!