Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I know McCall's and Butterick patterns do not fit me across the chest. I know I have a narrow upper chest and a D cup. Why do I continue to try to make these patterns fit? Because they are so cute, that's why. Also because I keep thinking (erroneously) that I can modify them. No. That way leads to a boatload of Haggan-Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream. Better that I start with my SureFit Designs bodice that I know fits well and modify that one to look like the pattern. Well, sort of, anyway. The bodice is not a princess seamed one. But I have drafted a dress length version and plan to add many godets.
Right now the neckline isn't where I want it for the dressier version either, so there's more work to be done. Meanwhile I've been watching "The Borgias" while sewing. It's magnificent...I ordered it from Amazon.