Because I can't keep a secret…
I was up until 2am last night working on Simplicity 3678 with my good fabric. I just couldn’t let it go. I had to get it to a point where I could try it on and see how it fit and looked on me. I didn’t insert the sleeves or do the hem yet, but here’s how it looks!
It’s actually a bit snug in the bodice (how could going only 1 size down make such a difference???), but still a little big in the skirt part. I can definitely live with the bodice, and if I ever lose the baby weight (like that will ever happen!), it will be perfect.
I have another sewing lesson tonight with Thea, so I’ll ask her how to address the skirt. We’ll finish up the sleeves and hem tonight too! I just might make my “deadline” of wearing it to work this week. I am so excited. I’m going to call this my Purple Rain dress. Other people in the sewing blogosphere are naming their wardrobes, so I’m jumping on the band wagon. I know 1 dress does not a wardrobe make, but cut a newbie some slack here. 😉
I will post a more substantial review of Simplicity 3678 later this week. I had my doubts that this dress would look good on me, especially in the too large size, but I am quite please with how it’s turning out. It’s amazing what the right size will do.