I bought this pattern because the bodice had bust darts and darts that radiated from the waist to the bust. I have lots of problems getting the back bodice to fit due to a swayback combine with a short upper back and narrow back. I tried several patterns and I always get frustated and walk away. I am here to tell you I have a new attitude, thanks to Sheila.
I made a muslin and the center front and center back lenght was too long. I decreased the lenght and its ok; I will continue to work with this pattern until I get it right.
I did not use the skirt that came with the pattern instead I use M5390 my TNT skirt pattern with a few pleats. S1873 skirt require a bit of pleating and it was too much fabric and pleats for my wide hips
Fabric: a medium weight linen. This fabric has been in my collection for a couple of years. I don't lke the flower near my bust.. oh well moving alongggggg.
the pattern instructs you to line the bodice; I underlined and lined the bodice. The instructions providing on the pattern guidesheets were a bit confusing, in the end I made it work. Once the lining was attached I was not happy with all the hand stiching required to hem the lining to the waist of the dress and I decide to take to remove lining. I tried the dress on before removing the lining and the bodice with the lining feels great next to my skin. I will not remove the lining.
Please forgive the wrinkles, believe me I press the fabric before cutting the dress out and during the construction of the dress. Once the dress is completed I will post better photos.
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