My favourite dress in my closet right now is a skater dress I bought from Forever 21. I love the way it hugs the top part of my body and at the waist, and flares out towards the bottom. It is the perfect dress for my body type, and I wish I had a ton of them.
So I decided to make my own pattern from that dress using brown paper.
I planned to make it with just the printed fabric but since it had these panels, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to add some edge by using this soft faux leather material I bought a while ago to the sides. The darker side panels are not just there for aesthetic appeal, they also serve an important purpose – to create the illusion of being slimmer.