I finally finished M6560! I expected to be really excited by this pattern, both during sewing and once it was completed. The finished fit, even tweaked leaves a lot to be desired. It might not look it, but it’s REALLY low cut. Low Cut enough to where I would have to worry about some serious wardrobe malfunctions (read: nipple slips all day you guys). I don’t think the X back does any favors for my line backer shoulders either. I had some neckline gaping issues where the straps start coming up from the bodice, which would only add to the nip slip danger. The zipper seemed really long, and I was right. If I completely unzip the dress it’s pretty much impossible for me to zip by myself once it’s on.
The pattern was easy enough to assemble though. I didn’t like how the facing wasn’t finished at all. It’s just pressed up, which is kind of annoying and makes it have a tendency to roll up over the neckline. Mind you the facing is under stitched, but it doesn’t seem to do much. I made view b, and ended up adding a ruffle because it seemed weirdly short, as I told you guys a few posts ago. Also the way the top is constructed, it squishes your boobs together in a really unflattering uni boob way. They look pretty good from the front, but from the side there’s like no profile, and I’m pretty well endowed.
While this pattern strives for simple, it really sacrifices that with the fit. I have a feeling this will probably be worn more to the pool over my bathing suit than out to dinner. It was nice to actually get a project done though!
I don’t think I’ll attempt a resew of this. It might work better for someone else though. For now the patterns going in the fail box.