Finally I finished my knives dress.
You made many helpful suggestions.
I should have followed them. Especially Mrs Mole’s one of putting four darts into this dress. I didn’t take her advice. I did use red bias binding, which I think is rather nice. But this shape of shift dress doesn’t suit me. No amount of larking around in front of our beautiful geraniums will get us away from the fact that this is just not a great shape for me. Even on Camilla it looked like pregnant-cleaner wear. On me it makes me look like a size 16.
I know what I was trying to achieve. Her is an old photograph of me from the 1960s. Christmas time, with my little brother James, standing in front of the tree. I seem to have had this dress in my mind when I made my current one. I love the baggy tights and Mary Janes from a brand called Start-Rite (no wonder we had trouble with our spelling). They X rayed your feet in the shop. And the blouse that is longer than the dress.
Anyway I think Mrs Mole was right that the dress needs remodelling. She suggests a tunic, with darts, to wear over trousers. Or maybe baggy red leggings.
On the other hand I think garment is destined for the Oxfam shop.