Gillian dress by Muse Patterns
Gillian Dress by Muse Patterns.
I have found sewing nirvana! I cut a size 40 for the yoke and a size 44 for everywhere else and no other alterations and it fits me!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to make the dress version in a blue polka dot fabric next, and then I have a grey fabric and black contrast to make a winter version after that.
This is my first ever pdf pattern, and I took the plunge because I loved the pattern AND I found that Kat, the designer was a New Zealander and wanted to support her. The instructions were great and I was really happy with the finish I achieved (I speak as someone who has done quite a bit of basic sewing, but is not an advanced or highly skilled sewist). It did take absolutely ages to tape and cut the pattern pieces, so I'm thrilled that I have a good result from my efforts and will use the pattern again soon. I do have my eye on the other Muse patterns - the Jenna cardigan and the Natalie dress.
It doesn't gape when I bend over, but I am going to put a hook and eye in at the crossover point to be sure that I have secure cleavage coverage for work.