Added Jun 6, 2010
How much trouble hasn’t this dress given me? It nearly made me loose the belief in commercial patterns, it made me realise that I’m quite a slipshod (because I can’t be bothered to read instructions and sew-as-I-go) and even though I got my costume designer friend and fit guru to help me out, I nearly gave up. The celebration of a good friend’s 30th birthday was in the end what trigged me to finish this. And I have to admit that I’m quite pleased with the result.
When I cut the pattern, I shortened the back piece about one inch, but still it seems to crawl a little up the back. The front darts are a little bit too high for my natural bust point, but the curve looks OK. I like the flaps on the front piece, but I had to fasten them to the front piece to make them look nice. I don’t know what the instruction says about this…
I’d love to make a version of the original V8280 wiggle dress, but I know I’d have to do some serious tissue/muslin fitting, so I might just alter my basic block instead…
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