This has actually been finished for a while but I'm not sure how I feel about it to be honest. I like the fabric, I like the dress on a hanger. But as soon as it goes on me I just feel 'bleh' about it. Is it because I struggled to tame the fabric so much? Is it the fact that I don't like empire waistlines and I seem to have ended up with one? Is it the fact that the pattern matching is pretty good all over the dress EXCEPT for that band right down the centre front? Probably all of the above. It has felt nice to wear whilst sipping rum through the heatwave we have had though.
It's hard to get a decent picture of as well apparently. I'm rethinking my SWAKOP at the minute as I'm not sure that I like the dress enough to build around.
I'm not sure that I like the way that the self facing is constructed in this dress. I found it a bit fiddly.