I've traced the Alabama Chanin fitted dress, but I raised the center front about an inch for modesty (even though it'll be covered in Mardi Gras beads).
One other biggie is a swayback adjustment, and I'm going to have to study up on this, because pinching out an inch from the center back pulls the paper pattern off grain, but in real life, does nothing to affect the hang on my body - perhaps my body made it off grain already? I remember Louise Cutting saying something about not correcting something when doing a swayback, but I can't remember what it was.
In other news, Lucas is all about hacky-sacking, which Drew and his friends do every day after school, so we've had some games around here and needed a new one (little beads going everywhere is not conducive to a clean house for Thanksgiving). I checked Ravelry, and voila - can you tell which one is mine and which one they purchased today at the International Festival?
Yes, I KNOW you can tell, but just because I'm using leftover dishcloth yarn - I could do those fancy stripes if I wanted to!
Drew declared it to look like an onion due to the protuberance at the end, but he didn't seem to mind.
Back to the game!