TL; DR – LOL I do not look good in the oversized style.
I’ve wanted to make a (sigh) pussy bow dress or blouse for a while now, and I’ve long wanted to make something from The Maker’s Atelier. I found this GORGEOUS Liberty viscose fabric on sale, and it was a match made in heaven.
I’m technically outside of the size range for The Maker’s Atelier, but these is so much ease that I figured I’d be fine. Their patterns are all styled to be oversized, and I made the largest size. Which I didn’t have to do. I didn’t take a picture of it, but I looked RIDICULOUS. So I took, like, four inches off each side, and made it sleeveless.
That pattern itself is simple and straightforward. I had trouble attaching the front yolk to the dress, but that’s mostly because of my own inability to read 2D instructions and drawings. I had to put the dress on myself to be able to “see” how the pieces fit together, but that was easy enough, and once I understood what was supposed to happen, it was fine.
I don’t know if I’ll ever make this pattern again, to be honest. I might try belting it, see what happens. But I’ll definitely wear it!