Updated photos

I decided to take some shots of me wearing the new dress. Shots of the dress on the hanger does not really reflect the style of the dress. I updated the photos on pattern review also. I still have some fitting issues. There is still some fullness in the bodice in the back and front at the sides. Overall the dress will be wearable. Take a look at the photos and give me your feedback about the fabric folds. You can see my "low rise" underarm as referenced in the review.

Here is my parting shot:




Comments

  1. Your dress looks cute, Linda, I just saw your review at PR.

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  2. I am NO expert, but on sleeveless RTW and sewn, I always have that low armhole issue. I thought that, for me, there is not enough fabric coverage from the bust to armhole, but I may be wrong. For you, it may be different. I don't know about the back folds. I think it looks nice to wear, maybe use a belt or sash and make it seem blousey.

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  3. I like it - especially the neckline on you!

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  4. I love the dress! This is on my to - sew list!

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  5. I love it, and I really like the color of the dress too. You look very elegant in that dress!!

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  6. I think that perhaps it is too long in the bodice, so when the dress hits your outward curve from the waist it bunches up. Maybe taking some of that length out of the area from shoulder to underarm may reduce the "low rise" too. But then you may also need to lower the bust point. You could probably just fill in the pattern with tissue to cover up that area a bit.

    The low rise could be from the full bust pulling the armhole forward also. Overall it is pretty good and it is a lovely design.

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  7. The dress looks so nice on you! The color is wonderful and I love the neckline!

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  8. Linda, you look great in the dress and the color is great on you!. I like it -- it'll go on my wish-to-make list. As for the fit, there are some issues. Of course, that's just because I really studied the pictures. I'm still learning about fit, but... I'd get a buddy to pin fit that side (even my impatient husband can do an adequate job) and see if taking it in a bit, with a tapered side seam, helps the dress you have. If you make it again (I suspect you will), I think you need more ease in the bust (should take care of that low rise) and horizontal darts in the pattern on the side with the folds. The major point now is how comfortable you are with the dress. Only sewers who look carefully would notice any problems.

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  9. That's a lovely dress! Hmmm...do you think maybe the back wrinkles are simply "movement" wrinkles? You're turning your head to the right and maybe inadvertently rotating your body to the right and back also. That's a hard call.

    I'd just fill in that armhole with tissue in 1/2 increments on paper. No more than that because then I'd have to see if the addition of fabric is developing armhole gape. Adding the fabric and removing armhole gape would be a very easy fix in the flat pattern stage. However, I'm assuming you're absolutely sure the bust fits fine, which it looks like it is. So, yeah, that is how I would proceed.

    Really, the fit looks fab from the pics!

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