Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Less is More

Yes, I decided to take in the side seams on this dress, about an inch each with a little more at the waist. I also added the pockets. You can't tell much from the picture, but the fit is much better now and I'm much happier with it.

21 comments:

Myra said...

Actually you can tell, it has a better silhouette.

gwensews said...

Good alteration. I'm glad you made the dress more to your liking.

Linda T said...

Your changes make all the difference. Looks very comfy.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Nancy - the pic on the pattern envelope looks like the garment was pulled and pinned in the back to reduce the fullness on the model. So I'm glad you found a way to emulate that and get the look you want!

Lori said...

I can tell the difference, much better.

Charlene McGill said...

I like the style of your dress. It very cute! I have to say, the "after" photo is more flattering on you.

Gail said...

That is much much better. But I still think the obi belt would flatter you. Don't agree with earlier commenters about pockets, unless you do them in the same fabric as the dress. I sound like a style Nazi. Sorry!

Jenni said...

Very nice. I can tell that you took it in a bit, the silhouette has changed. It does look nicer and more importantly, you also look happier and more comfortable in it, which shows in the way you are wearing it. The neckline is very pretty on you.

Meg said...

Oh yes now it looks alot better, glad you saved it.

Elaray said...

I'm glad you were able to get the results you wanted. It's a really cute dress and looks very comfortable.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Much better! It's amazing what small changes can make.

BConky said...

I can tell the difference. Better.

eword10 said...

Way better! Glad you perservered because it looks great on you now. Kudos.

Sherril said...

You took it from a mumu-ish house dress to a fashion dress. It looks sooo much better!

pendlestitches said...

I would never have chosen this pattern in a million years, but you've made it look fabulous.

The adjustments to the side seams were well worth it. They make a real difference.

redhotpepper said...

I definitely agree that it looks better. Turned out very nice.

Annie

Little Hunting Creek said...

I can tell the difference - it was cute before , but cuter now

Summerset said...

I liked it before, but I agree that the slimmer silhoutte is better. Much more current and less "house dress". Pockets are always a plus!!

Donna W said...

Very pretty summer dress. Looks a lot better with the changes.

Debbie Cook said...

Definitely a noticeable difference, more flattering and less house dress as Summerset said. Very pretty!

Cindy said...

Very cute dress. Perfect for a hot day. The loose fitting clothes are the hardest to fit for me. I can't decide what is a good ease. Glad that you are happy with it.