I couldn't leave well enough alone. The first version of V 8755 was so cute, in MY estimation, that I wanted to keep going with it. Then, the dreaded feedback...
"Is that new?"
"Yes, I finished it last night. I think it's so cute. Do you like it?"
I love Mr. Biblioblog, especially when he is trying so hard to be kind. I asked you, my readers, to chime in. Well, actually I just whined a bit and got a whole lot of commiseration and some constructive criticism.
I cut a 6 on top, above the bust line.
I lowered the neckline.
I raised the empire seam a bit.
I added pockets, just because.
I used a drapey rayon blend.
I did not color block.
Here is the conversation while shooting these photos.
"Is that the same pattern as that other one?"
"Yes, it is." see, I know what's coming and didn't even ask.
I can't stand it. "What do you think?"
"The fabric is nice but the top still looks, uh, matronly."
"OK, thanks for the photos."
See, this is why we have been married for 37 years.