Who am I?
a) an inmate, trapped within the confines of an underfunded, overcrowded prison system
b) a primary school teacher from the '80s?
c) a home seamstress obsessed with the production of a tencel all-in-one
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This is the pattern I used:
I was right.
I made view B with very few changes. Those old Burda patterns don't have seam allowances included so that was a bit of a pain and I had a terrible time attaching the snaps. Oh My God. My Internet research told me that snap attachment is easy. Lies. All lies. I made such a mess of the whole thing I ended up my local Vietnamese tailor and they unpicked and reattached new snaps within an hour, all for $20. Part of me feels like I cheated, but hey, it was worth it.
Beside the snap debacle this was an easy pattern that came together much more smoothly than I expected. I cut a size 12 for the top and graded out to a 14 and I'm happy with the fit. You don't want wait until the last minute when going to the loo, but that's a small price to pay for all-in-one convenience, don't you agree?