So yesterday I ran over to the Pacific Fabric Outlet and bought some lightweight olive green wool flannel with the intention of making dress 117. I just whipped up the muslin (in muslin fabric) and here it is...
Overall fit is great, I cut a 36 for the bodice and a 38 for the waist and skirt.
However, I'm feeling like the pleats in the bodice are really drawing attention to my bust! In fact, the little point of fabric where the pleat ends is very nipple-like. (Even I was fooled by this, I checked and my bust point is ~1/2" away).
The BWOF dress was made in plaid, maybe the design helps to distract?
So.... I'm not sure if I should proceed. Do you agree that the pleats are saying "look at these!"? If I make this in wool flannel, will the pleat point be a little softer?
I'd like this to be something I could wear to work. Worst case scenario is I make it and it'll be a non-work garment, I guess. Can you think of any easy modifications? Or should I move on to another pattern?