- I mixed two views ~ using the upper half of view B and the skirt portion of view C.
- I'm adding faux leather accents to the dress.
- I omitted the foldover neckline, because even though the illustrations show it as close fitting, there is no way that it could be since it has a boat neckline.
- I omitted the exposed zippers. This is a very cool and trendy effect but I'm already adding faux leather accents to the dress so one trend per dress is enough for me.
- I omitted the facings since I decided to line the dress and I'm binding the neckline with the faux leather.
- added 2" at the lengthen/shorten line to both the front and back bodice pieces. The unaltered pieces hit me in a very unflattering place on my body, lengthening them took them down a bit and will give the dress a better line.
- added 2" to the hemline of the skirt pieces ~ both front and back. As pictured above this skirt is short...to short for my chubby knees so adding length was necessary.
- I did a pivot and slide on the front bodice piece to add some room to my abdomen area. This amounted to 2" at the bottom of the bodice piece. So I added 2" to the front skirt piece also.
- I added 1" to the back seam area of the bodice piece and the same 1" to the back skirt piece.
A pleasant surprise was that I did NOT have to make an alteration to the sleeve biceps. They were more than wide enough - Yeah McCalls!
I've already started to construct the dress but got interrupted by my Vogue 1250 LBD. Hopefully, I will finish this up next weekend.
...as always, more later!