- The waistline is too low by 2 inches. Maybe the heavy skirt is pulling the bodice down.
- The skirt poofs out at my hips. I detest how this looks. I used clear elastic to gather the skirt as per the instructions and serged the skirt and bodice together. I suspected I would not like this idea but I tried it anyway. The elastic has too much heft and stiffness to be right at the waist (or 2 inches below). I don't like hefty stiff things around my waist.
- The neckline is too big. WTF? You're supposed to turn it down 3/8 inch, so it would be even bigger. When I pull up the shoulders a couple inches, the waist is at my waistline and the neckline is acceptable. Maybe I have a short torso from waist to shoulders. This is not the first time I've had problems fitting a bodice. But jeez, a simple little knit thing? Why is this so hard?
I raised the shoulders 1.5 inches. When I make this again in another fabric, I will use this variation. I'm still not sure this dress will look good on my bod. I am hoping it is just that this fabric does not suit this pattern.