So here I am modeling it. (sorry the late night ruins the lighting, P.S ignore the frizzy hair too, pretend it is wavy and gorgeous.)
The pattern is inexpensive and I made a few modifications to make it last for my pregnancy. I did view C.
The changes I made are these:
The yoke in the pattern is straight across, I folded the lower center/middle edge up creating an angle or arch. (with the fold I can fold it down later for a post prego dress)I softly rounded at the center, but a diagonal worksWith the skirt front pattern I placed it 1 inch away from the fold adding 2 inches to the gathered edge, I also placed the piece directly under the yoke piece so when I cut out the yoke I already had the right slant or arch cut above it, so the skirt follows the new yoke, slopping upward to center front.
I also added a triangular inset-dickey on the bodice (my preference). This arched area makes room for my belly to grow with baby. Also the extra fullness too.
So ladies what do you think is it stylish?