I’ve made 1 other version of this Lou Box Dress No.1 from SewDIY which is in my ‘rework this piece entirely’ box of unloved sews.
I don’t really fit in to the current size range of SewDIY, but I bought the pattern anyway (back when I was less stubborn than I am now).
While this version of the dress is fine, the previous version was uncomfortably tight where the drop-sleeve shoulder met the arm, it was far too short and it was also basically impossible for me to remove it without getting my arms trapped.
Sizing Details: I sewed the XL/XXL (for up to 50″ hip) and am wearing it here with a 54″ hip
I fell in love with this patter but had to redraft the sleeve and the front and back pieces at the sleeve as it was too tight on me too. But after that it works well.
Yes, I definitely find the sleeve portion to be more restricting than I would like! Glad that it worked for you after some changes!