So...after all that - here it is!
|Fabric is Valori Wells, Nest and I love it!|
As you can see from the pattern piece differences (shown here against the top), the adjustment was significant.
And as you can see from the picture below, it's still nowhere near perfect.
It pulls around the sides from being sewn and resewn. The main bust darts are too long. I had to splice in some fabric to correct my earlier cutting mistake and it's all just crappily executed. I was a little over it, I must admit.
Plus...I just don't think this is my style, though I would definitely try it in something more drapey if I had lots of time on my hands. I added under bust darts to pull the dress in towards me (it was hanging straight down from the boob-shelf, which is just NOT a good look. However, even with the underbust dart it still poufs out annoyingly in just the area I don't want it to. The last thing I want to look is pregnant when I am not :)
I love this fabric a lot, and I love the dress a lot on other people, but I don't think it's really for me. I have been wearing it here and there on our hot days and it's great, but then I catch sight of me in a mirror and I don't love it. I don't mind it...but I don't love it.