To remind ya'll, I used a silk suiting from Seams Like Home with a black wool gabardine for the neckband and waistband. I bought the suiting during their super sale. I used KS 3760 and made quite a few alterations. I had a little problem with my construction order but other than that things went off without a hitch.
Can I just say I love it? Like, this might be my favorite thing I've sewn in quite a while. I love sewing with knits but there is very little challenge. You can fake it on the fitting (for the most part) and they are usually pretty flattering. Wovens, on the other hand, take some time and some skill. It took me a little work to get the alterations done and I'm so happy I took the time. I really love this dress. I may have to wear it tomorrow night for the 6th Grade Parent Night assembly.
I'm happy with the back seams even though the black bands are off by an 1/8" or so. And I'm really proud of the swayback adjustment I did too. There is no pooling at all which is odd with my athletic sticky-outy butt.
Here's a side shot so you can see the swayback booty.
Here's a slightly closer front view. If you look carefully, you can see the princess seams in the top. One thing I thought was odd about this pattern was the front dart direction. Instead of the darts being vertical, they are slanted quite a bit in the front. The darts start at the top but then the end of the dart points toward your hip bones. It makes a nice drape in the front but I don't know if that's a design element or a fitting element.
Another Kwik Sew winner!!!!