I think I prefer it without the "drape". Here's a mockup of the drape.
Here's the back:
I had to laugh at myself, I was very excited that the pattern had the swayback adjustment on it, and I used it to remove horizontal lines at the lower back. But then of course the rouching detail is like an overly exaggerated swayback detail which intentionally creates horizontal lines.
So I really think that without the binder clips, and with the seam allowances, the brown band will become shorter and more flattering.
What I've learned so far:
- I seem to be getting slower at sewing, not faster. I mean, 7 hours?? so far???
- SPR reviewers are the best! They totally helped me out of a wonky back neck issue and droopy neckline issue
- It was my first time tissue fitting for real and it didn't really help since I didn't really know what I was looking for? If that makes any sense at all
- Sometimes ripping the dress apart and cutting the smaller size and sewing it back together is the best option.