I love the scoop neck and pockets of Pattern Runway’s “Gathered Sundress” pattern, so I made it up for the third time.
Unfortunately, I seem to have forgotten that my previous version had some serious fitting issues, and I charged ahead, over-confident. The major problem is that the pattern is 2″ too small around the waist for my body, so I had to get creative to salvage this dress.
I added 1″ strips to either side of the zipper to add 2″ to the waist, while maintaining the original size of the neckline.
Besides some drag lines, I’m happy with the result and even like the added back details. The side seams are pulling to the front, so I definitely want to adjust the pattern and give this another try. But even with all my mistakes, this dress is super comfortable and will see a lot of wear this summer.