This morning, while trying to get ready for church, I came across this dress that I made about two years ago from Vogue 8351. I was never able to wear it because it was too tight. Rushing to get something made, I didn't bother to fit the pattern correctly because it was stretchy. My bumps and bulges didn't look so great in the cotton Spandex, so I put it in the back of my closet and forgot about it until this morning.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I couldn't find my camera, so D took these with our Ipad. He is not a natural photographer, however, I appreciate his willingness to help. With the wind blowing in my face, I don't look very excited, but I love this dress. It is incredibly comfortable and the print from JoAnn Fabrics is really me. I love geometric patterns.
I will definitely make this again now that I don't have to carry around the spare tire. The short-sleeved version will be great to wear this summer hemmed just above the knee. I really enjoy working with knits.
This pattern was very easy. I made it before I bought my coverstitch machine, so the hem will be even simpler. I will probably make an adjustment to the front neckline. The front bodice is self lined because it is made from one folded piece. It shows more cleavage than I care to reveal when the cowl is not laying just right.