Here is my version with puffy sides. Not hemmed, of course. This reminds me of Melissa’s post from long ago regarding a tulip skirt where she couldn’t move.
It would look like this close-up but it might just look like a design feature in the fabric. Of course, I don’t want poof there either. I think if I sew it down well, it will be okay. Maybe. It’s depressing to have two not-good things come out of my sewing room in a row.
The other option, of course, is to rip the serger seams and sew on a new front skirt. I’m not sure this knit can handle it though. Pondering . . .
Also, this dress is a size 36 which I sized down to a 34 and it’s really big on me. Hoping I can finish this dress by the weekend. I’m still pondering the fate of the yellow, green wrap dress.