I am really happy with this prototype. There are only two changes I would like to make.
- Can you see all those wrinkles near my elbow on the left? Well, I'm going to transfer that extra fabric to the top edge of the back and remove it. Sneaky isn't it? [The wrinkles at my hip, near my hand don't bother me, as I don't have the right sort of curves to fill that area, where most women will.]
- The back neckline looks like it is tied in the picture, but it is sewn. I like the silk bias trailing on the back, it feels good, it is sexy. But when it strangles the wearer it is not suitable for selling. So this is what I'm going to do: extend the centre back of the neckline and use it for a tie. I haven't decided if I will use the classic yet unreliable knot and bow strategy, hooks and eyes a-la-brassier, wee snaps a-la-Small-Medium-Large positioning, or D-rings a-la-80s belty things. I could always just sew a length of elastic, the same with of the neck band? But I wouldn't want gathered fabric covering the elastic.
Hmmm any suggestions?