I don't use silky fabric often but because we have a few family functions this year I thought it would be handy to have a couple of options so that I don't groan: "I have nothing to wear".
This pattern is a size 18 so with my wacky maths brain I checked the tissue pattern against me and decided to make it as is. My back up idea was that I could take out any fullness from the side seams if it was way too big.
The sleeve length is bracelet length and the front gathers were not that difficult to achieve but I did as instructed because I wanted to see how full the gathers were. And they're not that full.
The pattern does state that the back darts are optional so I did a sway back adjustment and added in the back darts. I also decided to make the tie in case it would be useful for future styling. I'm guessing so if it doesn't work it's no great loss of time or effort.
I'd be interested to try the top/skirt combination next try.
Today Mum tried on her new gear before everyone arrived for lunch. The skirts are now shorter and only one of the tops has had a neckline change. So she's happy with her new Easter clothes. Well today is Greek Easter so I'm technically on time. Yes we had lamb on the spit with all the Easter trimmings - red eggs, pastichio, cheese triangles, eggplant dip, bbq chicken and lamb skewers and a buffet of desserts. And we had an Easter egg hunt in the backyard - for chocolate Easter eggs.