I finished this dress too. I made it out of a jungle print gauze. I think that it will make a great bathing suit coverup. The pattern described this as a close fitting top NOT. It is very loose. I did add length to the top front of each side above the waist. I felt that this would accommodate my full bust, and it did the trick. The built in waistline draw string is fairly close to my natural waist. I also shortened the whole dress length by about 2 inches and it came out fine. It has a shirttail hemline so I didn't worry if that came above my knee at the sides the hemline front is below the knee.
This style on my body type is too wide in the
|The view on the middle bottom picture is the one I made.|
I like to sew but have trouble selecting styles that will flatter my body shape. I get tired of always making the same style so I experiment. This is not a style that I will make again. I need less volume across the bustline/shoulder area. The next pattern I am looking at is
|view B emphasis in the bottom half of the dress|
Another potential project is
|View A in a lightweight linen|
Do my fellow sewist have these issues not being able to identify styles that will be flattering before they actually sew?