I had envisioned this dress shape looking like this Kate Spade dress. I tried this dress on for fun last fall while visiting Hanni in Kansas City and loved it. So I came home and tried to make something similar.
Patterns: Skirt from Vogue 1392 and Top from Butterick 5982. The top part has some puckering/stands out around neck and I've noticed this has happened to others online that have made this pattern. I stay stitched the neck so I know that it didn't stretch out. If there were to be a next time for this dress I'd go down a size in the shoulders, this version is a size 10. I love the darting/princess seams here- it adds some interest and I've never sewn a dress with this darting/seaming. Its been a while since I made this dress so I think that I graded the waist out to a 12 and that the skirt is a size 12. The skirt is cute but I'm betting the skirt originally drafted for this dress would be more appropriate for this style. I also shortened the length of the top thinking that I could get the waist line to look similar to the Kate Spade dress.
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