|I was keeping an eye on Beau in this pic|
hence the crazy face
I think one of the things I was worried about with this design, was the waist band. Couple that with my lovely menopause belly and I was very afraid I might look pregnant in this dress, rather than just large. A couple of weeks ago - I finally traced this pattern. When tracing - I made a few changes, notably: short sleeves, raised the overlap, and made a 2" swayback adjustment.
|Knee is slowly improving|
No more accessorizing with tape!
I wore this outfit on Friday - casual denim day in our office. The one thing I noticed - the top is too big.
The pencil skirt is from Simplicity's Amazing Fit line. The pattern is Simplicity 2475 and is one of the first patterns released in this line. The 'pleated' kick pleat is a change I made to the pattern, just for something different. My kick pleat doesn't lay smoothly all the time, if I were to do this again - I would mimic Abby's instructions in her new Betsy Pencil Skirt, view C has a lovely pleated vent.
The one thing I noticed - the top is too big. So, I've already cut out a dress from this pattern. In version 2 I added a little bit more height to the center front and took some length out of the front angle. I threaded up the new serger I bought strictly for coverstitching and got the bodice put together before heading out for Father's Day festivities last weekend. I also cut the whole thing one size smaller - hopefully it works. I'll be finishing it up today - right after I take the Abby to the vet for annual shots and check up.