I really like this dress (BWOF 09/07 #129). It looks like it would be easy to make and to wear. It's a popular style - I'm seeing it everywhere- and I would feel very "current" wearing it. The problem? My body! I see styles I really like but I'm not sure how my body will look in them, and, frankly, I get a little depressed. I know I shouldn't, but I do. The problem is I can't decide if I'm an inverted triangle or a rectangle. If I'm an inverted triangle, I should be "balancing out my figure with full skirts". * If I'm a rectangle, I should be choosing "body skimming styles with minimum shaping".* According to these descriptions, I should be able to wear this dress in either case, right? Maybe I can wear it without the belt. It's all so confusing! I'll do some snoop shopping and try on a dress like this. If it looks good on me, I'll make the dress and feel very smug and satisfied because I made it and it cost much less that the RTW dress I tried on. If it looks bad, I'll be depressed and probably go to the nearest Baskin-Robbins or Friendly's for ice cream and do even more damage to my inverted triangle/rectangle figure!
*Source: Vogue Patterns Fashion Workshop