Remember the Peterman Dress? Although the version I made was okay, it didn't really fit the way I wanted it to.
Lo and behold, PatternMaster Boutique Version 5, just released last month, has greatly improved the kimono-style draft! With great excitement, I printed out a new pattern and finally got the dress finished yesterday.
The verdict: We have a winnah!!
No more bat wings! It fits great and is so comfortable!
The fabric I used came from my stash, as this was going to be a "wearable muslin." But when I realized it would fit so nicely, I went ahead and finished it properly, with covered buttons and a self-fabric belt.
When I showed the dress to my PMB group (when it was still unfinished), they recommended I make a coat using the same pattern choices (but with more ease, of course). Sounds like a plan!