I have completed my second version of the hi-lo dress and this one has come out like I pictured it in my head.
I can see this dress going out to dinner or being worn on Xmas Day. I bought the fabric from Spotlight and it is a stretch crepe. The recommended fabric is a jersey and this fabric is heavier, so the armhole and neckline openings have ended up a bit too thick and were a PITA to sew. In hindsight I should have used a different method to the one in the pattern to finish them. But it is done and I am happy!
The only alteration I made to this pattern was to lower the front hemline by 4 inches and this works for me so much better than originally drafted.
You do need to choose your bra wisely for this dress or the straps will show as they are cut-in a bit.
Now to model the green version so you can see the difference in hemline. This one is as per the original pattern.
Thank you for your kind comments about my legs, but much as this dress will get worn, the blue one will get worn more!
I do have some pull lines above the bust in both versions... I probably should have worked better to fix that on the second version, but what can I say, I am lazy, so I let it be. However any suggestions welcome... is the armhole too small or is it an indicator that I need a FBA?
Thank you again for your kind comments on my last post about this dress. If you are looking for a simple tee-dress with a bit of style, this one could work for you! My review is here for those interested to see it.... Ciao!