Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Who Needs a Laugh?

Well, here's the muslin thus far of McCall's 6283, which will be a full-length Mardi Gras dress. Full disclosure, right? Hey, that's kind of cute...uh...well...
Now to be fair, this is the 3rd bodice but the 1st skirt, so that's my excuse. I went from a 12 bodice to an 8, then had to add back an inch at the shoulder strap. Hmm, it's too tight below the bodice, and are those princess seams pulling off to the right (your left)? What the....? I'm thinking off-grain myself, people.
Jeez, this thing's too tight! Helluva swayback, made worse by being too tight over the hips. And the print does wacky things, obviously.
Yeah, I can't even pin up where the zipper goes on the side seam because it's so tight. How ridiculous to be a size 8 up top and needing more than a 12 below. But that's why we sew our own clothes, am I RIGHT?!
Back to the drawing board....

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Love the print, what about cutting a 10 for the bodice and tappering it to fit closer to your body. ..

Pam said...

I love it - I wonder if you could "make it work with some shapewear." I love the off the shoulder bodice. . .

I have a link to some fantastic (though expensive) shapewear.

I don't think it's unwearable but for comfort you might have to make another. . .

Pam said...

On further introspection - it may be slightly offgrain - I tend to agree with your analysis. Also, perhaps the 10 bodice may work a bit better with a fuller hips. And, hey I never listen to sizes - for example, I wear a size 12/14 top (I wear a 40 C bra off the shelf) and size 8 pants.

BeckyW said...

Sounds like me. I go from an 8 at the shoulders to a 10 at the bust to a 12 + a smidgen at the hip. And add a bit of length above the bust and above the waist.

Once you get the fit going your way, I think the pattern is going to look great on you.

gwensews said...

You have some work to do, but you'll figure it out and have a beautiful dress in the end.

Sister said...

Thank you guys for your comments and help. It's very encouraging to have such a great support system to back me up!