This is one of my semi-recent pieces. Here is the front view:
Here is the back view:
I've read several people complain that this dress would look too maternity, so here's the side view. As long as you have good posture (I usually don't!) it looks fine, because there isn't any extra fabric gathers under the rib cage band.
I hand sewed the black braid around the neckline and rib-cage band. Actually, I got this sewed in 3/4 of the way around the neckline before I noticed it was backwards! Very dumb, I know. I added a full lining to it. This gal avoids slips at all costs!
As you can see from the pattern envelope, the neckline was suppose to end in a V. Well, it was very low and didn't pass DH's Modesty Meter for church, so I had to sew a little piece in the middle.
I'm currently in love with puff sleeves. Stay tuned, you're sure to see more of them sewn up here.