This is the linedrawing:
First what I like:
- The construction.
- I love the fact that i't's a wrap-dress.
- I like the placement of the pleats.
What I don't like:
- The fabric. Now you will probably think: "..then why did you buy it?...". That's a fair question and I don't really have the answer. I liked it when I bought it but once it was a dress I could think only one thing: GRANNY'S DRESS. I think it's the fact that there's quite some brown in the print. I bought it actually for the purple but now it looks like the brown colour is the dominant one. Well, nothing I can change about that but it's a serious issue for me.
- The fact that the collar in the back is strangely constructed. They make you pleat the collar in the back and then fold over the cut-on facing. Only, the facing is way too narrow. It doesn't cover up the inside of the collar at all. I folded it so that at least in the middle I could attach the facing to the seam where the collar is attached to the back. But that way I'm forcing the collar in a way that it's not supposed to and that shows, at least on the inside. Luckily it doesn't really show on the outside but it's just looking strange on the inside. I can't figure out what I did wrong so I guess it's a fault in the pattern. Can happen.
If I would make this dress again than I would lower the waist only 2 cm and not my usually 4 cm. (And fix that collarproblem of course!).
The draping at the neck
Mid-centre backseam of the collar
I think I can save this dress with the right accessories. The kind Granny wouldn't wear.
Some darkbrown velvet high-heeled boots would be great. Mmm....time to go shopping then.
That's it for now. I'm far from productive, sewing-wise. I hope things will take a turn for the better soon.
At least now I can go planning for my next project. I have various options and will let you know soon what I decided.
For now, have a very nice weekend everyone!