I think I have finally found the "PERFECT" dress pattern. I am thinking that the Butterick See & Sew 4957 Pattern meets all of the ideas I have for the perfect dress. Easy, simple darts in the bodice, skirt with a little flare, sleeveless, choice of v-neck or scoop bodice top.
I made my usual fittings, bust adjustment and increase for both waist and hips. I did really good but I forgot out lowering the bust darts until I tried it on. The fit is perfect except the bust darts. I fixed it on my pattern pieces.
I wan't thinking about the line placement of the fabric when I cut it out. I now see that the skirt and the bodice white lines don't match up. Oh well, I'll just wear this one around the house.
Overall I give this pattern a 9.5! I want to make it in a black satin or something similar to wear on very special occasions but I also think that it would look so cute in a large red check to wear to a picnic. Maybe even in a yellow cotton with navy piping, or maybe even in a purple floral print cotton. Oh, how I have a million ideas for this pattern!
I hope to get going on another version of this pattern soon. The kid's are finishing up their school year and it seems like I have an awards banquet every other day.
Until next time......