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I did a bit of research and found a great little asymmetric design with a batwing sleeve and in a mini length. I think with such a bold print having as little dress as possible is a must.
I was a bit naughty and purchased a new pattern, although it was on sale for $5! Bargain. It's Burda 7225 which is a "young" pattern. I thought this wouldn't matter but I had lots of problems with the fit so perhaps this is why.
The idea was to use the pattern for the main body design and to draft a batwing sleeve. It all seemed to go well with the drafting so I just cut it out without sewing up a muslin first. Big mistake! I should know better but I was under the pump for time. It's funny because I thought having such and easy pattern would mean I could sew it up really quickly and being such an experienced sewist (not) I could just whip it up no problem. All the basics went out the window. I didn't fit it, I didn't mark it properly I just went ahead like a bull at a gate.
Finally, I have finished and I'm pretty happy with it now but for such a simple design it turned out to be a real pain in the butt!