|I wore it with a sweater today. It is still winter, after all.|
I love this design. I like S-shaped detailed in dresses, and have Vintage Vogue 2787, which I've never gotten around to making because it just didn't seem very wearable to me. Cut to Vogue 1283, by Tom and Linda Platt, which continues the S-shape to the back and is like a more current version of the vintage design.
I'm not done gushing. I love the fit. It skims the body and flatters. I'm a little disappointed that the arms aren't more form fitting but I've already known that I have twiggy arms. After seeing annie11's Pattern Review, I considered cutting a size 12 and am glad I didn't. Like annie11, I didn't need to insert a zipper at the neck. I think I might regret having used 4-way stretch jersey, because in my experience it stretches out of shape, but I have already ordered fabric for the next iteration of this dress.
Some nitty details: the dress is short. I usually raise a hemline by 2 inches, but only raised this hem by 1 inch. I used stitch witchery on the sleeve and skirt hems, and was a little disappointed by the fabric bubbling in a few spots. I think my fabric is a little too light weight for stitch witchery to work its magic. The dress is comfortable and easy to wear with the self lining, even if you put the lining in backwards (whoops, but I don't think the neckline differs from the front to back.) I used clear elastic on the seams and neckline instead of stay tape and I think it gathered the neckline in a little bit, but I'm not bothered by it. Overall, I'm thrilled with this design and plan to make another. I could see how you could make it in two colors, and think it would look great... but it's a little too adventurous for me.