As seen in the photo, it was loose and long but not long enough for a dress. The neckline was too wide as well. The sleeves were too long and wide.
First I narrowed the body quite a bit to make it breezy but not too loose. I cut off quite a few inches off the sleeves to make it a cap sleeve dress. I wanted to add a band to the bottom to make a loose pullover dress to wear in the summer. I looked through my scraps box and found this band of leftover wine colour knit. I had just enough to make a narrow band for the bottom hem.
As for the neckline, I just made a small 3cm box pleat in the centre front for about 3 inches to narrow the neckline a little bit. And this is the result:
|I should have ironed the dress before taking the picture!|
I quite like the look because it looks like those vintage dresses. If I had to make it more fitted, I guess I can wear a thin belt:
What do you think? Belt or no belt for this dress?