I made a muslin from a slippery material I had lying around, which is a whole other topic. I sized the dress to fit my pear shape.
|Butterick B4790 Retro Dress Pattern |
Then I put it on. I had clothes underneath, not a slip, but I was swimming in it. I am 5' 3.5" which makes me petite in height. My hips are about 40," my waist is 30" and my bra size is 36B. I can wear a small top and a large bottom. I'm that pear shaped. And short. So, the volume of fabric in this dress makes it look like a robe on me. It only accentuated my wide hips, did nothing to flatten my belly, and did nothing to enhance my small chest. I looked like a girl playing dress up with her mom's clothes.
So, I scrapped this dress.
I am now onto a Retro Butterick dress pattern that is turning out very nicely.