This morning we headed out to the Field Museum to see the exhibit on the 1893 World's Fair. Since I wore my new dress I had Hubby snap a few pictures before we left. (I keep forgetting that since he's a bit taller than me, and definitely taller than my tripod, the pictures get a little foreshortened!) But at 8:15 this morning, there wasn't a whole lot of light - a trend which continued for the entire day, so I guess waiting wouldn't have helped matters much.
But I think you can at least see how the dress fits - especially across the back, which is my most challenging area.
Remember yesterday when I told you all about how the neckline gapes because of my lack of reinforcement? You can see it in the top picture. It's not horrible, but it would be pretty easy to fix in the next version.
I also said that I might take a bit of width out of my left high hip also. The need to do so became even more evident once I put on these tights. Interesting . . . You can see the little bulge of excess fabric I'm pointing at in the picture below. I think I'll go ahead and fix this, removing the same amount I did on the right hip and with the same curve.
I could even take a half inch or so more out of both sides from the waist down, and may do so. But I wore this dress all day, walking through the snow to and from the museum (a total of about 2.5 miles) and felt nice and comfy. Since I'm likely to wear this dress always with a cardi, I might just leave it. I can take long strides in this dress!
This is not the cardi I wore today - it doesn't fit under my coat! But since I'd mentioned that the dress goes nicely with my new sweater coat, I popped it on. This is the best picture we could get! Hubby cracks me up - which is one of his best qualities :-)
I think I am likely to make the necessary adjustments and make this dress again. I'm very happy with the fit in the bodice - I think it's just about perfect. The skirt is easily fixed. I was surprised at how comfy and easy to wear this dress is - it's my first sheath dress in about 20 years, and the RTW ones I had in my younger (slightly less curvy) days never fit this well so they were never as comfortable.
And gosh - having a solid-colored dress really opens up options of which sweater or jacket to wear with it! Who knew?! (Oh yeah - just about everyone but me, LOL!) I've been daydreaming of reworking the neckline into a boat neck . . .
So I think that wraps up all the things I wanted to say about the fit class. Now to continue putting it into action!