Vogue 1209 but was apprehensive about the fit on my body. My main concern was shortening the bodice with all those gathers on the front and back bodice.
My intent for this dress was not more than a muslin however I was having a navy moment and wore the dress covered with a cardigan. From the moment I remove the cardi the dress takes a downward turn. I hate the sleeves or lack there of. I would have liked to draft a longer sleeve on the dress.
Fabrics: Crepe de chine and lining
Then we get to the issue with the back. Just another pattern that you can't wear a bra with. Well...that's NOT going to work. The back needs to be raised by 4" -5" at least. Why did I not have the forethought to fix this issue? I am going to blame it on Project Runway brain lapse. You know where judge Nina yells at the poor designers during critique for thinking that real women could wear the crazy cut out garments! Well, I just did it to myself?!
The little back peplum is super cute (if you can see beyond the exposed bra). I would like to add additional length to the peplum and a touch more flare to the drape.To finish the hems on the skirt and peplum I used my rolled hem feature on my serger.