I love dresses in the summertime, and last year, I made several. This year, I need nursing-friendly dresses, which are hard to come by. I thought this would be the perfect time to try out the world renown Vogue 8379.
Per everyone else's comments, I lengthened the bodice by an inch. This helps my torso look longer, but the narrowest part of my torso is actually a bit higher than my waist, especially right now. That means the ties tend to ride up just a bit, as they're doing in these photos. I'll just try to keep them in place, without constantly fidgeting with my clothes. We'll see.
I also added two inches to the length, which was almost impossible in 3 yards of fabric. Cutting this one out was a chore. Since the house is full of moving boxes, I didn't have enough floor space to lay in all out at once, so I had to do it piecemeal on our table. When it got to the last pattern piece, the skirt front, I couldn't fit it in without taking a tiny chunk out of the hem. I patched it, and it's folded into the hem so no one will know, but I was sweating it!
This dress is great for nursing, and it feels nice on. I didn't remove any fullness of the skirt, and I'm glad I didn't. Right now, I need extra fullness!
Meanwhile, I'm getting tired of knit dresses, both sewing them and wearing them. I'm craving something more tailored and crisp. But I think I need to be patient and give myself a few months before I start on that.