1. The cowl neckline dress - I've never tried sewing or drafting a cowl neckline before - Is this idea even possible? Will the neckline hold in place or this style likely to result in the straps slipping off my shoulders? Is there anything that I can do design wise to minimise that risk? I was thinking of sewing the basic princess line dress and then attaching the cowl neckline to it so that it drapes down over the top of the dress. I have a green sateen fabric for this.
2. Halter waistcoat - Design opinions please! I like this idea but given a recent project failure I wonder how (un)flattering it has the potential to be as I have broad shoulders, small bust (34AA), waist 26", hips 38". I love all my my measurements (and shoulders!) but don't really want to make myself look even more
flat chested and broad shouldered. I want to show off what I have.
I have a gorgeous black wool/cashmere fabric for this.