|Better on the dress form than on me|
I'm part of the small minority of lovely seamstresses who look awful in the Vogue 1250 dress. As a matter of fact, in all the pictures I've seen, I think I'm a minority of one! I am a remarkably short waisted gal for my height and my high hip starts an inch or so below my waist. My first (and only version) of this dress is very long waisted on me so that the cowl seems to be sitting on my front tummy fluff and the back seam rests on my high hip puffiness....never a flattering look. Combined with my dramatically sloping shoulders, just not going to work. (Wish I could transplant the straight shoulders on my dressform.) Ah well, every so often we have to enjoy crazy flights of fancy. I wanted to join the Vogue 1250 club but it's not worth the pattern alteration effort to make this turn into something mediocre at best. On the other hand, there's always a sewing lesson somewhere. It is giving me a good impetus to work on a deep cowl knit dress pattern. Burda spring 2012 preview cowl top (and dress) This one would be a much better starting point for me. And I do love a KS cowl top that could easily become a dress in the future.
Onward to the next project, one that doesn't have me hearing that little nagging voice in my head. Have you ever heard that voice telling you to beware even as you kept on sewing?