I have two pieces of fabric in search of a dress and I think that this one will fill the bill, finally. The shorter version with the v neck would work for me better than the round neck or the maxi dress. I can see that one getting caught in the wheels on my chairs.
How many unmade patterns do you own? I have quite a few, but that doesn't count the Burda Style magazine patterns I haven't made. The cheap sales make it easy to succumb to patterns that really don't either work for our bodies or our lifestyles. I've been trying to be more discriminating lately so that I might actually make them up!
Here are my picks. This is not to say that I didn't like some of the others quite a bit, but these meet my criteria of fitting my lifestyle and being flattering or at least having the potential for looking great on me. I am very careful to buy patterns that work on my body, not patterns that I love but won't love my body. All those unmade patterns in my drawers have taught me a lesson. Finally.
I wasn't interested in the fuller top, but this princess seam version looks interesting as well as flattering.
Finally, I bought this peplum blouse a style I've been looking for to knock off a blouse I have up on my idea board. I like the second view in this one as well. The high round neck has to change though.
I've got fabric in my stash for most of these and that's good for the budget.
Add pants from my tnt pattern, a skirt or two and at least one more cardigan and you have my spring sewing goals. The leather jacket is on hold till summer for fall. I've got some reservations about the neckline on that one so I'll have the summer to decide.