When I was young, I was built like that; but let's face it, the clock isn't turning back any time soon.
BUT, I did make this dress just because I wanted to see if I could change my SFD blueprint into this style. I received an email a few weeks ago from someplace, and it had new Burda patterns to look at. I usually dislike Burda patterns immensely for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is that they are usually displayed on young girls the size of a toothpick. Then there is the way the patterns come with colliding railroad track drawings and no seam allowances. Good heavens!!! I do good to get my garments to suit me without those issues.
This is the first video I made for you. It shows HOW I turned my SFD blueprint into the Burda style.
Not ONLY did I make a dress,
I tried the color-blocking thing.
I don't really like color-blocking most of the time. Peggy Sagers has done some that looks really nice, but she is really good at figuring out what looks good.
I recommend her video from this past Monday night on "Sewing Slim". It is very informative. She talks about how to wear a long necklace. and she is so RIGHT about that. I was surprised at the difference even on her. She is very tall, and you would think nothing could make her look less thin than she is. The idea is to DRAW THE EYE. I am going to have to watch my own eyes and see what they are drawn to when they look at other people's clothing. Just because I love to sew, doesn't mean I have a clue about design.
HERE is the shift dress from the Burda catalog. Don't you think I look JUST LIKE THAT in mine!? LOL! Let's hope that darling child NEVER sees my version of her tiny little shift dress.
Here's a pocket-sampler I did to see if I should make the pockets DARK or LIGHT. I may have made the wrong choice. Oh, well. I still learned a lot. If I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow, I would whip up another one -- a SOLID one.