Monday, November 19, 2007

On fatal design flaws...

I've had this pattern for along time, mostly because I keep thinking I must be missing something about this dress.

It really appeals to me, but I can't imagine how this dress, cut the way the pattern recommends, and using the recommended fabrics, could possibly work on a body that moves.

This deep back is really lovely, and would make a great vacation dress, but...

The pattern for the body of the dress is THREE pieces, and the contrast bands, are another two. It has no waist stay, front boning or support of any kind, and no underwires or bra cups are called for at all. The recommended fabrics are denim, gabardine or linen. The front of the dress has a high, square neckline and shoulder straps spaced far out on the shoulder.


I can't imagine who could wear this, and still lead a life, bend over, reach for anything... unless she relied heavily on double-stick body tape... what would hold this dress on your body?

Have any of you ever seen a low-backed garment that didn't make up for it in structural support at the waist, and the front and/or sides?


  1. Hmmm. Is that why the model is wearing the coat even though she's wearing thong sandals?

    I haven't seen such a thing, either and seems like a disaster waiting to happen to me. I think I'd be adding a few things if I made this dress.

  2. Heh - yeah, the coat with sandals is telling...

  3. I don't think you are expected to move in that dress. LOL

  4. It's a very "Posh Spice" sorta look, that way, isn't it?