I've wanted to make myself a somewhat slinky crushed panel dress for a while now. I hope that it looks nice on. It looked great in some of the pictures and not so great in the others but that's par for the course. I mean let's be honest here I'm in good shape. I even have an almost flat tummy but at 5ft 9 and 1/2 and wearing a 14 in most sewing patterns I'm hardly a slip of a girl. My body type has also changed a good bit over the years so often I feel like I'm just guessing at what will and won't work. All that said I think this worked pretty well for a date night outfit.
v neck top from sewing with knits and Simplicity 2054. I had made the Simplicity pattern before and knew that I liked the fit so I just borrowed the neck line from the tee. Surprisingly to me at least the tee pattern was a good bet narrower then then dress pattern. I decided to go with the width of the dress after trying on last year's tunic to confirm that I was still happy with the fit.