Friday, February 18, 2011

Sorry about the *cough* silence.. *hack, cough*

Yep, I'm sick. And the boyfriend is sick. He actually got sick first and is still way sicker than I am.
I *did* get a little sewing done the other day. The bodice of the galaxy dress fits like a dream but the raised waist is really unflattering, so I'm going to lower it back down to 1" below my actual waist. But now the skirt doesn't fit! What is with Vogue and their crazy curvy side seams?!?!

this is me:

I have a 30" waist and 40" hips, but aaaaalll that hip measurement is pretty much back in the "trunk," so to speak. Not on the sides.

From the front: Straight up and down. From the side? Badonkadonk.

So here's my plan:

I'm either going to straighten up the side seams and deepen the darts, OR, use my skirt block.

Is anyone else (meaning my two readers) noticing that this is about 5% a Vogue pattern and 95% alterations now?

I'm still glad I bought the pattern though, I didn't want to draft those sleeves.


  1. So is this why I shouldn't even bother sewing clothes from patterns anymore but should stick to curtains and slip covers? I have a weird spine from a sledding accident and virtually nothing off the rack or patterns fit right. I've been thinking for a while of commissioning you to draft me a perfect dress. Maybe that time is coming.