I love wearing dresses. Depending on the color and styling they can both be office and party proof. For me the key to the perfect dress is the perfect fit.
As I mentioned before I'm a slow sewer. I like to take my time and finish my makes as neatly and professional as possible. I don't mind to slow down to research new techniques or finishes.
- First of all my sewing skills are limited. If this wasn't an issue I would be sewing (vintage) designer/couture patterns full stop. However, I still believe I can fool non-sewers into thinking that I'm wearing high end items with the right match of patterns, fabric and fit.
- I want to be able to wear (some of) the dresses in a corporate environment
- After altering my muslin and the pattern I want to be able to make multiples of the same pattern, without it being too obvious
- I have a curvy figure. My waist is at least 1 size smaller than my bust and hips. Clothes that lack waist definition tend to be unflattering and make me look bigger than I actually am.
The three patterns that I selected all fall into the easy classification of Vogue or Butterick: v8787 / v8972 / b5949 The design lines looked complicated to me, but my mom assured me this will help to manipulate the fit and grade between bust, waist and hip sizes.
Once I achieved the perfect fit I can make the same dress over and over again!
I love to hear more about your perfect dress pattern or suggestions for patterns that meet my criteria.
Happy wardrobe planning!