If you find horizontal folds at your back waist one of two things is causing this:
1. Your waist and midriff are smaller than the pattern. This causes the dress to elongate so that the waist drops down to the high hip, which is larger than the waist creating the stretched out folds.Here is how to fix it:
Take the dress in a little bit above the waist and/or shorten the length between the shoulder and the waist.This will bring the wider part of the dress where it needs to be. A bit more on the side seam will also solve the problem.
2.The other cause of horizontal folds is that the dress is too tight. Add a generous amount to the side seams or through the middle of the pieces and join them last for the best fit.
If the dress feels too tight across the back shoulders, go up a size for the top back piece. If you need a bit more, you can sneak in more width using this method.
The Zephyr is the sister pattern of the breezy Gossamer dress.
The Gossamer is much fuller around the hips - co incidence?
No, admits this pear-shaped designer.
There are some wonderful versions of the Zephyr with the hashtag #stokxzephyrdress please use it when you post yours.
Please tag me too and let me know using @stokxpatterns