|Look at those wonky ass buttons that I had to place sooo far out to reduce the sack factor.|
|Look at the bonus detail. Look at it!|
|Like the collar. Would prob leave off the loop next time.|
|Obviously it doesn't pull like that on him as he, unlike my stunt double Olive, doesn't have a cracking pair of sweater bunnies|
The fella is tall and slim but I'm doing my best to feed him up so I added extra to accommodate according to his measurements. The construction all went to plan but then I came to putting it on him and well I may as well have just cut armholes in a sack with potatoes written on it. The problem I have is I honestly don't know where I went wrong. I measured him and compared it to pattern measurements, maybe the next step would be to measure the pattern pieces but I guess I trusted them not to fib to me.
|I had to save her. She has wool on her!|
|I will get my head round the FBA!|
I even did two muslins (test go on a cheap fabric) and despite this not fitting correctly still thought 'meh it'll come good in my precious pretty fabric.
|When you can't fit the bodice, make a waistband and call it a skirt.|
|Making leftovers right.|
Imagine instead that Madonna in her cone bra days had created one with telescopic properties and that she pressed a button which caused said cones to eject about a foot out from her body. This is the look my adjustments left me to rock.
|Quite proud of this little shabby chic fix for accidentally |
cutting through the main skirt
From there I had to improvise. I kept the skirt panels and popped on a waistband. Even after I accidentally cut through the main body of the skirt when trimming the seams I knew I'd come too far to let her go.
So from there I turn to Tilly and the Buttons. Her patterns are simple and I know they look nice. I need to get my sewjo back. I've already turned out one coco top that I'm pleased with so that's helping. A ruffle skirt in My little pony fabric also helps...so does the left over wine.
p.s the less said about inserting a zip into a fray-tastic african wax print fabric the better.