You all were right. Project Runway is the only show I watch on television! Thanks for your thoughts and advice on the Hot Pattern dress. I have finished it, and overall I am underwhelmed. In all fairness, if I had made a muslin I would have recognized the details that I am not satisfied with, and fixed them ahead of time. Also, part of my "meh" feeling may be related to the fabric. The quality is superb and it feels great on, but it may not have enough drape for this pattern. It is a poly/cotton interlock with matching ribbing with lycra. I can easily correct the fit/design issues in future versions, but I'm not convinced I want to make this again. I will have to think about it.
My measurements are between the size 8 and 10 and one of you kindly noted that the pattern runs big, so I decided to go with the size 8. A size 8 is also designed for a woman who is 67 1/2" tall. My height exactly. Here is the pattern envelope again:
Simplicity 8084 - Polka Dot Fun
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