Believe it or not, I'm finally finished doing test garments for the dress I'm making. The dress fits me pretty well and I'm happy with it, but the jacket is not going to work. It's basically a short box that goes to just above my waist and there's absolutely no way that that silhouette is going to work for me. Well, when I'm thinner it might work but at the moment I seem to have misplaced my hourglass figure, so anything that doesn't help to define a waist makes me look like a balloon.
I think I'll like the dress when it's done although I do have some niggling reservations. I'm not sure exactly why I have reservations - the dress shape is lovely, and the style is flattering. The fabric I'm using is a green burnout over a green lining, and it's lovely, too. So what don't I like? I don't know. Maybe when it's done I'll like it better.