Different fabric, different neckline, a straight skirt, long sleeves, and you have a completely different dress, and one that fits. That's just my take on the subject, anyway. Maybe it's just because I'm an old fogey.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Making the Same Thing Over versus Trying Out a New Pattern
There is a current discussion over at Artisan's Square regarding one's making a pattern over and over. I tend to do that because I find the Big 5 pattern companies' fit and my shape rarely match. Over the years I find I am short waisted, hollow chested, narrow shouldered, high round back, poochy stomach, and other body faults that do not fit a model size at all. So it is just too much trouble to make a lot of huge changes to a paper pattern. Off and on throughout the years I have been a member of Pattern Review, a very helpful and popular site which of course reviews different patterns and is a great place to begin a search for a new look in a pattern. The Renfrew top by Sewaholic Patterns is one that is currently on my radar. It has tons of great reviews: but I have a TNT tee shirt pattern and what's so hard about adding a cowl? By Hand London receives rave reviews over the blogosphere and all their patterns look darling on the real women who make them up. But really, are they any different from this dress: