Sara at Sew Sweetness. I wanted to give a pattern review and show my results. So - I'll start by saying the pattern is excellent. It's written so well and the photos are fantastic in showing every step of the way. If you've been thinking of doing clothing for yourself I'm sure the whole line of patterns is written just as well.
Instead I tried to line it and gather it with the lining and the top fabric. This resulted in a lot of thickness around the waist. My husband told me I looked like a Victorian woman with a bustle! Translation - "yes, that dress makes your butt look big".
While I was struggling with what to do from here, I saw Kim, member of the flickr group post her version - a tunic. I love it! I don't wear dresses much so this was a perfect idea for me.
Again, I had no idea what I was doing. I ripped out all the lining and chopped some of the fabric off the sides of the skirt to reduce the amount of gathers. But, I forgot to factor in my hips! Here are my results.
Since this is a fashion don't, I was going to put black bars over my face, instead I decided to leave the camera there!
Anyone know how to fix that?
At any rate, the pattern is great, it was easy to follow. It was my own silliness that caused this mess. I believe I'm done with this shirt. Although I might re-claim the fabric for quilting.