Well this doesn't look so much like a granny nightgown! There are 3 men in the house, and one pointed out that stripes make me look quite hippy. (Horizontal stripes do that? I had no idea!) Seriously, this is a stash fabric that cost $2/yard and I knew it would look bad as a dress, but I actually feel really cute when I'm wearing it, like I'm headed to a tennis match.
I had asked everyone for their first impression. One said, "80's." That's all he had to say.
The other one said, "That makes you stand out. You look really young, like you're going to a prom. And you look really skinny." (Okay, we know who said that.)
I went from a size 12 bodice to an 8, but the sleeves will be too tight at the armscye, so I need to work that out. I originally cut a 16 skirt, but this time I cut a 12.
So the armscye is just a smidge tight, but the sleeve is ridiculous, so I've got to work that out before I do the REAL moss green sweater knit.
In the meantime, I will be wearing this to Publix and Target, and maybe out to eat at a casual place. And shout-out to SHEILA, who was the only one brave enough to comment on the granny dress nightmare - thank you, Sister!