I don’t know if this has happened to anyone else, but sometimes I’m just so happy I finished a project that I’m temporarily blinded to the fact that it didn’t turn out well. I think that’s what happened here. I’m hoping for some honest feedback and advice.
Here’s the dress in question:
First, I’m aware that most people would not wear (or like, for that matter) a bubblegum pink dress. Especially not with bold flower appliques. What’s your opinion: is it awful or simply not your thing?
Second, some technical shortcomings are very apparent to me. The first one is that there’s too much fabric under the bust. This pattern has separate pieces for A-D cups, and I used the correct one. So, I don’t know why all that fabric is there. The next problem requires a closeup of the dress:
I don’t know if you can see it in this photo, but 2 things bother me. First are the darts. I tried to fix them, but the ends are pointy, like beacons guiding the eye to my boobs. I also don’t think they’re pressed well enough. I used a ham and steam, so what else am I missing here? The second problem is the topstitching. It looks Becky Home-ecky to me. Is it because the stitch length is too short? I used 2.6, as I forgot to lengthen it to 3.0 as I normally would.
For reference, here is the pattern:
Any feedback will be received with cheers, no matter how grim it is. I would really like to improve my skills.