Pattern: Modified version of Simplicity 3503, View B
Size: I cut a size 10 and modified from there.
Fabric: Black & white floral jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics and leftover Black jersey from Metro Textiles that was originally used for this Burda skirt.
Modifications: Take a look at View B (top right picture).
For some reason the proportions of the dress look off to me. I thought the band looked a little too thick and that the top ended too far below the bust line. It was for this reason that I cut a smaller size than normal. I also made the waistband strip a lot narrower (1.5") and I added ties at the waist. I added a bottom solid colored band because I felt that alone the floral was too overpowering. The band has an arched shape which I really love especially from the sideview because it adds a gentle shape.
I added lingerie elastic to the front neckline V and to the back V, which I think caused the dress to sort of bunch in the back as is evidenced below.
It doesn't bother me terribly so I think I'll let it slide (Also this is before I steamed the heck out of the bottom serged portion, so please excuse the nasty wave going on there).
Love it or hate it? I love this dress too! It has sort of a Grecian vibe that I totally love right now.
Picture with a steamed hem!
I'll probably make this again and I think I'm going to make the arch a little more pronounced. Thanks for looking!