So this was fun!
And surprisingly enough, I really like wearing this dress. Is it the most flattering garment in my closet? Probably not. Will I be abandoning all of my dresses with fitted waists? No way.
And I have to admit that it feels bizarre to have a bunch of loose fabric around my waist, but the experience was not unpleasant. It was actually quite fun to make and wear something so far out of my comfort zone.
The pleats are what initially drew me to the pattern, and they are, without a doubt, my favorite design element.
I did add 3/4" to the torso length so this slightly longer than the original, but if it was much longer, I think the dress would be quite difficult to wear.
The pegged hem also helps to keep the shape interesting.
So will I make another? I am probably finished with this particular pattern, but I am definitely going to take a second look at garments with little to no waist definition. And I would call that a successful experiment!
Dress: Made by me, BurdaStyle 109b