I actually a lot of trouble with this dress. The pattern is vintage and while the basic pieces came together easily enough, I've never made something so fitted before. I think I should have made a swayback adjustment but I can't really tell if I need it or not. I ended up taking in the back darts a lot, and I also had to take in the sides. I really need to learn how to make a muslin properly. I made one, but I didn't use it to make many adjustments. I think that would've solved a lot of my problems! Any suggestions on making changes to muslins?
I like this dress a lot but I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of it. Like I said, I usually don't wear wiggle dresses...I'm much more comfortable with dirndl and full skirted styles. It's also not too easy to bend over or sit in!
On a completely different note, I need to do a quick pants rant. Why are low-rise jeans still on the market? Most of my jeans are low-rise and I can't understand why I put up with it for so long! I'm happy with my figure, but those pants just make me feel like my behind and tummy are all over the place! I have two pairs that hit where I like them to, about an inch below my belly button. My long-term goal is to get rid of all low-rise pants that make me feel unattractive and replace them with me-made trousers and jeans that rise higher and keep all my lady parts in place!