I meant to put it on today to show the fit, but I woke up with a bad (sinus) headache that I just can't shake, so I'll have to do that another day. But here's the finished product - I was too excited not to share!
|If this doesn't scream vacation,|
I don't know what does!
I made the second size, XS, based on my bust measurement. It fits perfectly through the chest and shoulders, but because the cut is long and straight, the bottom won't button around my generous hips. I was expecting that though; and I don't think it will matter for me, because I intend to wear it tucked in. Or with skinny jeans, it will look fine to have the bottom button open.
I think my favorite detail on this pattern is the sleeve opening with placket. The instructions are so clear, it was really easy to get this professional-looking result:
I can't say enough good things about this pattern. I'm now a big Pattern Runway fan! I only wish she had lots more patterns to choose from. For now though, I will content myself with her Relaxed Shift Dress. I also love the One Shouldered Bow Party Dress, but because of my underarm flab, I'm a little afraid of it! AND I love the Kimono Dress.
I've got one more Pattern Runway project in the works, which I should be able to show tomorrow or the next day . . .