that about sums it up.
the scene: thursday night in a hotel room, spread out on the desk, project runway reruns blaring in the background, doing battle with a zipper.
then, i try it on.
then, i started swearing. and crying. and considering ripping the dress off my body with my serrated gingher shears.
the biggest issue at the time was its strange, flat, tight fit across my chest, which i mitigated by removing the bra cups from the underlining, and thus returning it to the (semi-) normal state you see above. the flatness, alas, would require surgical intervention, so i left that alone.
now, getting it home and trying it on again, the real heart-breaker is the wonkiness of the waist seam. it sort of zigs and zags across my mid-section, instead of going straight around in an oval at about my waist level. i am unsure if this is fixable and frankly ambivalent about attempting it.
i admit to being somewhat satisfied with the back, because i love a deep V.
but i think ultimately that my best option is to disassemble and simplify.
i think i may be able to salvage most of the skirt into a crescent blouse.
or i could try slicing and dicing, blocking and mixing, and going back to a simple a-line, like this tracy reese number spotted on a recent lunch trip to nordstrom.
the latter would allow me to salvage more of the bodice print placement, which was my favorite bit of the versace pattern.
but as for v1207? i’m over it.