Easter Dress Planning, I might need some help…

You have probably noticed that I’m less on the cutting edge of fashion and more on the handle of the razor, so that is why I’m writing. I normally don’t blog about stuff that hasn’t been sewn yet, since that’s a surefire way to make it never actually occur or to be a wadder, but I thought I’d post this and see if anyone had an opinion they’d be willing to share with me.

The planned dress is NewLook 6211. I made the skirt way back when, but it was in a knit, and my current plan is to use…erm…rayon challis. 😳 In turquoise…:oops: I’m so incredibly predictable. You’ll be surprised to learn that my closet actually has other colors in it, like grey…and black…and…this isn’t helping.

Aaaanyway, my question for ya’ll is: side cutouts or no side cutouts? I kind of want them, but I realize that I’m a) not a 20-something, and b) not exactly skinny, so I’m unsure if this sort of thing is appropriate. My thoughts were that if they showed my stretch marks (TMI?) in my muslin I’d eliminate them, otherwise…

Just realized that I’d basically be copying the envelope picture, minus the ugly scarf. SMH

What would you do?

P.S. Hubby says they’re stupid and should be left out.

12 thoughts on “Easter Dress Planning, I might need some help…

  1. I’m in agreement with your husband, IMHO it’s a much nicer look without them, even it you do have a stretch mark free six pack.

    M wardrobe (and stash) consists mostly of black, white, gray and fuchsia, so I’m not one to judge about predictability in color choices. 😎


    • Skipping them seems to be the consensus, so I’ll have to figure out something else to make it a little different (and also hard on myself–this glutton for punishment needs her fix, HA!)

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has a set color scheme. 🙂


  2. I love cutouts (but I love trashy 😉 ) but, it is a more classic dress without. 😉 I’d say give it a try on the muslin if you’re doing one and see how you like them. But a back cutout would be awesome. 🙂


  3. I’m on the no-cutouts end of the equation. There’s a lot going on in that dress already. And, I’m on the 40-something-had-a-kid end of the equation, so I’m biased against them!


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