It has taken me forever to decide which dresses to make, out of the fabric that I already own. I made muslins for five of the ten patterns selected. Here are my choices:
S3673: I really like view A, will make in a macroon/black chevron patterned wool blend. This pattern runs a little small. I cut a straight 12. When I tried on the muslin, it gave me the caterpillar affect from the bust through the upper hip area. OMG! I couldn't wait to take it off! Alterations: FBA and broad back -- Oh yes, I'll cut it a size and half larger.
M4930: For me this pattern required minimum alterations. I'll make this in a chocolate polyester gaberdine. This is pattern is designed by Palmer/Pletsch the Fit Experts so all of the alteration lines are drawn onto the pattern pieces.
M5269: I'm making view A. After seeing Ann's awesome version on PR, I decided to try it. Fabric: cherry red monece polyester satin. This will probably be my holiday dress ;-). Alterations: FBA, sway back, and add 2 inches to the length.
V8411: I really like this dress (B), my DD says it looks like a night gown and no fabric choice could compensate for the lack of style. I beg to differ. So I'm still contemplating this one. It's very comfortable. What do you think?
M5467: The verdict is still out on this one. The muslin was fine, but...,
Other dresses that I plan to make before Spring