This is my Easter dress from 2008. Here is the blog entry for it. At the time I really liked the sleeves because they were "different", even after my mom told me they were a little weird. Well Mom, you were right, they were weird. So I clipped them out, ironed out all the seams, and re-cut the fabric.
Here's the new style:
More summery, right? Although how long do you think a woman in her 30's can pull off a puff sleeve? (I've been thinking a lot about age appropriate styles lately.) I love this dress now and think it will get a lot more use.
Here's a side view. Even with its high waist it doesn't have that maternity look that so many garments are sporting these days.
I used the sleeves from Newlook 6615, which I have made before and knew it would fit my non-spaghetti arms. I have mixed sleeves from different patterns before with good results, so wasn't nervous about doing this.
I did my usual bias tape covering for the armholes. This way there's no exposed seams.
Here's the pattern envelope for the dress. I made view D and extended it into a dress.
I love this pattern, and plan to make one of the tops for summer.