This one is a variation on a princess seam dress, with side pieces that can be cut on the opposite grain as the rest of the dress to give it a little more interest at the sides. The pattern went together wonderfully, and fit great without any alterations. But when I first tried it on, it wasn't flattering. I tend to look better with open necklines, so I lowered the neckline 4 inches in the front. I added a belt to break it up at the waist, and am happier with the end result.
|"Before" lowering neckline|
|Close up of side sections.|
A very good pattern. I do wish that they had included another neckline option, but that is easy enough to do on your own. Anyone else making this one yet?