What a horrible pattern. It was ill-fated from the start. The neck was too high, as was the waist, and it just....didn't...it's just didn't work at all, not to mention it was too small despite cutting it to my measurements. The difference between the drawing and what you actually end up making is quite huge, and don't we all wish we looked more like the drawing. Not only is the neckline unflattering and just plain weird, the skirt is disappointingly un-poofy, even with a crinoline underneath. I can only imagine that the patternmakers at Butterick looked at the vintage drawing and then didn't get it right at all.
|Avi agrees. "That looks stupid, Lauren, fix it, you noob"|
|Simples. Back piece and front, three darts.|
|Same bodice, but with sleeves.|
|The back, nice big scoop. It's summer, afterall.|
|Here's the progress. That bow is just stuck on there - exploring waist finishing options.|