I finished the summer dress, I took out the extra width in the side seams only and it was quite good that way. Though I’m not that crazy about the pattern, even if the size would have been good in the first place.
On the right side there are long pleats that give shape to the bodice and extra space to the skirt. The pleats are there on the left front panel too, but only stitched partially. The instructions are for sewing from the bottom and top till the large squares.
It gave a strange effect and I closed the whole pleat, which in the end would have meant the left front could have been a piece without folds.
The neckline is deep, also visible on the envelope, for me this is a dress now that I can't wear easily without something underneath. Not a good feature for a summer dress like this. My photographer (aka as dear daughter) took pictures with a lot of space around me, so I had to take crop quite a bit. Hence the not so large pictures. You’ll get the idea.
Other garments have been sewn in the meantime too! I’ve been productive for the first time in months. Stay tuned.