Collared Dress8:14 AM
I love high necklines. I always have. Unfortunately, they have never looked good on me though, because of my extra busty figure. If I wear a neckline that is too high, my bust looks as big as an upholstered sofa. I had this design in my head for a while, knowing that it wouldn't look good on me, but I still wanted to make it. So, fortunately I've got a darling petite friend (NIcki) that the dress looks wonderful on.
The dress has a darted neckline and raglan sleeves which makes a charming radiating shape at the neck. I did a vintage-style pop over collar. It's cut on the bias and slightly smaller that the neck opening, so that when it gets eased into place, it actually stands up and rolls over. It's a simple dress in plain charcoal so it's easy to pair with just about anything. I need a dress like this in my wardrobe. I just need to come up with a neckline that is just as interesting, but accommodating for the big bust.