You know, dear readers, from my review of this dress that I wasn’t particularly happy with how the RPL took (or rather, didn’t take) the front bust darts. So, last night I removed them and lookee here!
You would never ever know there had ever been darts in the front of this dress. I learned another lesson about RPL: it doesn’t remember anything. File that information for the next RPL project, if there ever is one.
Rhonda in Montreal left a comment on my review of this pattern over at PatternReview.com, suggesting that I try it without the belt, as it would give it a more 20’s look. So I did that, too.
I think this works a lot better. I’m certainly much happier with it. And just for argument’s sake, here’s a photo of it belted, yet dartless.
I think I prefer it san ceinture. Well, I must say I won’t be shy to wear it now. I’m very glad that the RPL didn’t remember those darts. And you would have been very proud of how I steamed them, pressed them and weighted them, hoping to get them to behave in the first place!
It’s definitely got a more 20’s vibe than a Hepburn one, but hey! At least it’s going to be worn without embarrassment now. See you on the dance floor!