So here it is, not a complete success in my eyes. The sewing is spot on at least but I'd been holding on to this fabric for ages and had wanted to make the Anda burdastyle pattern for a while, it was meant to be shapeless and tied with a drawstring at the waist and really that's exactly what it does. Shame it doesn't suit my newly curvy Momma figure.
Incidentally the dress form is a UK 8 US 4 and it looks dumpy doesn't it? that's why designers have to use tall skinny models for their photoshoots etc, normal bodies look dumpy it would seem.
The dress has bias taped neckline, armholes (pattern has built in sleeves) and I cinched the sleeves to try and stop it looking too much like the said painting smock!!
What do you think?