I have discovered new facets in this unique style.
Um yes, unintended consequences. SNAFUs. Design opportunities.
Here is what I *thought* the underdress would be:
There was another cutting line on the front and the back of the underdress, intended for use with coordinating fabrics (as in View C). Also I cut the denim muslin/underdress with the pattern pieces upside down. No problem, I said to myself. Just have to remember to flip all the others. Ah-hem.
And here is the tunic portion:
I had intended to raise the neckline and lower the hem. Got confused. I'm just going with it.
The dress might look something like this when I finish:
It's a tunic over a dress. How about that?
There are so many more design options than I initially thought. A tunic. A simple dress made from the (full) underdress, and of course many ways to mix colors and textures in a pattern with so many pieces. I think there are 19 pieces. Or were there more?
I cut a size 14 and really should've gone with a 12. I've had to take in the side seams enough to avoid over exposure.
I'm already visualizing ways to apply these pieces to other patterns I have. I'd really like a bust dart and maybe a V neck. B5881 is turning into a rich source of ideas.
Give it a go!