It's a basic shift dress with gathers under the front yoke, and I was always surprised that Vogue released it. Just doesn't seem their kind of thing.
It's pretty cute from the front and back, but the side view is hideous. I suspected it would be before I started; this style is just not suited for bosomy ladies. I'm gonna show you, because I really have no shame.
It's my grandmother's house dress. I was prepared, but jeez. So bad. However, it was nice just to st down at the sewing machine and make something uncomplicated. I've lost so much weight that almost I need to refit all my tried and true patterns. Oh well. Maybe when I get well, I can enjoy the weight loss. Anyway, it's not my job to look good, so my dresses can be as unflattering as hell as long as I am having fun.
Project Notes: I did not look at the pattern instructions, nor did I line this dress. ( I am a big fan of slips.) The fabric is a quilting cotton I bought years and years ago, and I just used bias tape on the neck and arm holes. The neckline was crazy high on this. I lowered it a bit and could have taken out even more. I'm not gonna make this again, but it will work as a shift around the house or when things get really hot outside.