Hands on the hip shot
With the cardigan
Now this next shot is to answer Julie's question:
"Carolyn, I'm curious about the armhole fit of this dress. No alterations needed? Whenever I make a sleeveless dress, I get the gaping armhole because of sewing the size to fit my bust and then having an armhole too large."
I'm sure there is some alteration that you should do to the pattern to reduce the armhole prior to cutting out the fabric and sewing the dress together BUT I've been doing this "cheat" for so long that it's become second nature to me and I never even think to put it in the alterations section when I'm writing a post.
What I do is sew a deeper side seam of about an inch from the 5/8" seam allowance. This deeper seam helps to snug the dress up to the body thereby eliminating the gap that many people experience with sleeveless dresses.
Even with adding the border to the bottom of this dress it only comes to my knees so since I won't be wearing this to work, I'm okay with it...plus the daughter who judges my wardrobe the harshest really liked the color and the length...I must be doing something right! *LOL*
...as always, more later!