Here’s the test garment for my something in silk dress plan C, as promised. I am SO glad I did made the entire thing as dress is wearable, but barely. I learned quite a few things about this that I would have missed had I just made the bodice in muslin as I often do.
1. The skirt is too tight around the hip and just a little too snug at the waist. I can’t eat more than a piece of celery and I must hike up the skirt a bit if I want to sit down without busting a seam.
2. The zipper placket needs to be extended longer in both directions as it’s a squeeze to get it on and off. No need to rip my dress as I fumble to put it on in the morning.
3. I managed to get the bodice length just a little too short now. Not sure how I did this. Notice how it rides up above my belt?
However, I do love the style, especially the neckline and it makes me look fantastically thin from the side. Though my side photos are all blurry so you’ll have to take my word for it.
It seems that after I make the above mentioned adjustments it will be all systems go for the silk.