So, after two muslins, it looks like I waited too long for the vintage Simplicity dress. Sigh. There is no way to maintain the sleek style lines of the skirt with this baby belly!! I won't inflict pictures of the muslin on you, but needless to say, there way no way it was going to zip up in the back... Mitch tried. But, I got a perfect fit in the bodice, and it would be too sad to let that go to waste, so I'm thinking I'll do a real maternity adjustment, and make it into my first maternity top. Don't worry though. That dress WILL be making an appearance next spring when I have my body back! In the meantime, I have been contemplating fabrics for a top version of this dress.
In the meantime, I'm going to go ahead and cut out BWOF 07/2009-104, which I have wanted to make since I got this issue last year! With the waist shirring, I think it will have a nice forgiving fit through the summer and it looks nice and cool.