I was actually helpless in the face of this pattern (from seller ). I couldn't NOT have it, despite having recently organized FIFTEEN comic-book-boxes of patterns. This pattern is basically my kryptonite. Gathers over the bust? Square neckline? Pockets??? IT HAD TO BE MINE.
And, thankfully, nobody else on eBay seemed to want it (well, one other person wanted it, but not as much as I did!), so now it is. Mine. All mine.
My only regret is that it is nearly certain that it won't arrive before my next New Dress Opportunity, which is next week (although I probably won't have any time to sew before said opportunity, sadly).
The only thing I think I'll change is the length of the sleeves. I like mine to be a bit more cap-sleeveish, and hit above the biceps, so that when I'm lugging big boxes around (which I tend to do a fair bit) I won't split them. Not that I'm in actual danger of splitting the seams, not being either the Incredible Hulk OR Popeye, but I do like to maximize mobility. You never know when some errant radioactivity (or can of spinach) will change your life FOREVER.
Also, I cannot wait to see how the facings are done on the neck. Do the shoulder pieces fold over, and is there a separate facing for the bodice piece? I think it's going to be really interesting, in the sewing-engineering way.
Oh, I hope this gets here SOON!