The pattern called for an elasticized waist and I knew Tamara would not like that. Instead I added
darts to both the front and back bodice pieces as well as the front and back skirt pieces.
I measured 4" from center front and center back for all the pattern pieces involved and drew 1"wide darts. I made each of them 5"long.
This took 4"from the width of the waistband and I thought I might still need to use elastic at the waist. As it turned out ,I didn't. The result is a very slimming dress that can still be pulled over the head because the fabric is poly/lycra. This wouldn't work for a woven .
This is a great little pattern and I recommend it as a shorter dress as well. Tamara has already let me know she would welcome a shorter version and I don't blame her. It looks great on her, don't you think?
These simple alterations can also be used for my maxi dress ,V 1352 . I'm not loving the elasticized waist and intend to use this treatment to rectify that.
I hope this information helps someone !
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