Ah, I had one of those classic struggles with this dress, New Look 6968, view C.
Started it a month ago, ran into an unusual problem for me with New Look: the chest was too big! It was like it was for a C cup .
Lost all desire to work on the dress.
So now, one month later, I picked it up again.
Used my dress form to turn the under bust darts into princess seams (and recut side panels so they wouldn't have side darts anymore).
Then it was too tight. I played with those princess seams a lot. I felt like I was beating a dead horse. Should I give it up to the wadders? I played with those princess seams even more, and then I let out the side seams.
And then I added the collar (but not the facings yet).
And now it looks like this. Turns out the horse is alive!
Here on Becky:
So much better that I may be inspired to work on it after work during the week, ha ha ha! (that generally never happens).
I can't tell you how relieved I am! It's a little Parisian, a little 60's Mad Men, a little Cub Scouts den mother, a little flight attendant. I'm liking the direction it is heading!
Look at the goodness in my garden!
I have a whole flickr album devoted to my mini-pumpkins (they are actually gourds called Jack Be Little). I have even labeled my gourds like the fake botanist I am!
Princeton Farmers Market flowers for this week, bright zinnias (the green ones are my favorite!)