This dress didn't look like I wanted, so part of the fabric became this. The skirt wasn't really what I wanted, so it became a bandeau. My two complaints are that I wish I had left a little extra room in the elastic so it didn't pull so tightly and that I had encased the elastic. It's a bit scratchy against my chest. Otherwise, this piece gives me another way to wear my favorite dress without adding too much of an extra layer.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.