Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Joaniest of Joanies
Well, friends, guess what I've learned? I've learned that I don't look all that great in shift dresses. But I love a wiggle dress! It doesn't get any more Joan Holloway-Harris than this dress. She's even on the pattern cover.
The person who owned the pattern before me slashed the front and back bodice in half. Luckily I bought some pattern paper a while back so I was able to trace the split pieces into one.
The only major issue I had was that there is supposed to be a lapped zipper and I just could NOT figure out the instructions. I inserted the zipper in the usual way with no problem.
And the dress fits like a glove. Literally. It's like a second skin. It's really comfy despite being snug. Is it too snug? I don't know. A lot of my ready-to-wear fits this way. I don't think I'd be worried about it being too tight if I'd bought it off the rack. Anyway, I love it and the husband says it's va-va-voom fabulous.