Yes I will soon do something from a pattern envelope again. I will call this project my reward dress. I seldom do dresses with an open back since I have suffered from pretty annoying bacne since I was a teenager. I've tried many prescription and non-prescription treatments over the years with dismal results - the only thing that has been truly effective is being pregnant, but I can't do that all the time!
Anyways I was recently directed towards glycolic acids, and to my surprise they have turned out to be quite effective. No miracle cure, but I'm on my fourth week now and by the look of it my skin will be in visibly better condition sometime in May. Though some scars will remain, but I'm okay with that.
The drawback is that this treatment requries constant applying, the effect is far from permanent. And I have to be extra careful with the sun. But the good thing is that I will feel way more comfortable with the thought of wearing backless styles. So in order to keep going with the regimen I've decided to give myself a little reward to look forward to. To wear on hot summer days - with a generous dose of SPF of course!
I really like some of Simplicity's Cynthia Rowley patterns and the style I'm going for is D most likely. But the more I look at view A the more appealing it looks. I dunno, maybe I should get out of my comfort zone and try something different.