So yet again, a leopard-print knit dress has not turned out the way I pictured it. But on the bright side, I think I can fix it.
Since my fabric is a knit, I didn’t take into consideration the fact that a knit waistband would stretch. Without pins, the waistband slides down and pulls the top down with it, giving the whole thing a much straighter, drop-waisted effect:
But as I said, I think I have a fix for this: I’ll add some elastic in a channel behind the waistband to keep things where they should be…just not this week. You can only struggle so much with something, right?