Vogue 8380, and I limited the gathering to the CF/CB (less bulk), but it doesn't make me excited to cut into my silk. It makes me hesitate. I really don't like the look of the gathering across the bust, I always end up with a big "valley" in the center (if you know what I mean...). The gathering at the waist is okay, but after losing 20 pounds, I'm not crazy about the "poofiness" there (even though I know I'm really using chiffon, so the "poof" will be minimal). I feel like I'm being a little too picky, and with a Aug. 10 deadline, I should just get going already! But, in the end, I will have a nice dress in my closet that my not get worn all that often, and that really seems like the biggest wrong of all. (Didn't Beth's See & Sew turn out great? I have that pattern now, too...)
Same thing with another cut of silk (a possible 2nd entry, but not at this rate!), I even started pinning the pattern to the fabric (made it before, no muslin needed), but stopped and removed them all. My original plan was to make it up with Vogue 1152, but I bought that pattern back in Feb (too big, my new size is not in this particular envelope).
This first one is a pretty close match to the Vogue, ironically enough!