I am in the process of making a summer dress out of some gorgeous African embroidered cotton. The embroidery is very large and I am having trouble figuring out how to lay out the bodice pattern. I don't want to have a large flower on each boob.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated :)
So I have posted some photos- The first is of the bodice pattern pieces (side bodice and bodice front. I have altered it to be a surplice bodice.
-The second photo is a close up of the embroidery with a pen to show scale.
The third shows the full fabric with my bodice patern laying on top.
And the last is McCalls 5843. The pattern I used, though remember that the bodice is not straight as in the image, but surplice.
So once again, I am looking for layout ideas for the bodice so it doesn't look silly.