Added Aug 30, 2012
I usually prefer dresses with wide skirts, but one needs some variety in one’s life, no? I like this dress in theory, but ran into some difficulties while making it. The pattern is for petite sizes, which are for women under 1.64m; I’m 1cm taller so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem. However, the charts for converting normal sizes into petite sizes I found on the internet were confusing to say the least. I ended up making a size 17 (which should be normal size 34), but as it turns out I should have chosen petite size 18/normal size 36 for a better fit. You live and learn!
I added the green trim at the sleeves and the pockets for contrast. Initially I wanted to do the same at the neckline, but since it was such a major pain in the ass to do I gave up on that plan. (If someone had a tutorial how to do that properly, I’d be eternally grateful.) But all in all, I’m pleased with the way it turned out. :)
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