So the photos make it look lovely, but truth be told, I'm not sold on this dress yet. I've worn it, and it's fine, but I'm not in love with it like I had been hoping. The pattern is Vogue V1027. For the pattern changes: I reduced the length of the dress by about a foot (mostly to save fabric and because I'm too short for that kind of thing) and reduced the sweep of the skirt like so:
I also changed how the ties were finished, making them more like closed tubes instead of just turning and hemming because the fabric is white on the wrong side, and it was pretty glaring
First off, I should have known better and reduced the excess fabric in the bust region on the faux wrap. Again, standing it looks fine (after I inserted elastic along the front edge to hold it better), but sitting or leaning over (as I tend to do with kids, while teaching, and you know, living) is a different story.
The fabric (Girl Charlee) is odd. I've washed it once and it is on the verge of pilling already. Ugh, I hate that! But I love the color and the weight is good (medium-heavy), and cotton/lycra is a fave of mine, so I'll just have to wash it less frequently.
On the plus side: pockets! On the negative side: the skirt is full enough that the fabric on the left side is on the bias by the time you get to the side seam, and the pocket is kind of wonky. You can see it in the photo above. It's annoying enough that I'm still considering getting rid of the pockets (gasp!).
You know it kills me to have to post photos of the back of garments? I seriously don't like this view of myself, but it feels disingenuous to not show all views. Back to the front!
Well, I'm sure I'll wear it, but I'll probably just be annoyed the whole time :) Suffice it to say, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect wrap knit dress. And when I find it, I'll wear nothing else! Any wrap dress pattern suggestions??
Resewlution 2014, April: garment #2.