Here is something I DO know: teenagers (and young people in general) can't be managed.
Maybe I should call this post:
How To Sew for Other People and Enjoy It
Muslin fitting must be complete no later than Thursday, April 15 in order for dress to be sewn by Prom date April 24
Adhere to deadline
ok, I am a softie and I have a Plan B. If the fitting doesn't happen, I will figure out a way to sew a knit version of this dress without the benefit of a fitting. Knits stretch.
If deadlines are missed, don't worry about it
See Plan B
Make it fun - use a new tool or a new technique and good fabric!
OK, so here's what I have done so far:
I printed out screenshots of the measurement chart from Wild Ginger Pattern Master Boutique pattern making software, including screens that illustrate how to take each measurement. These images are on my Flickr page if you are interested. I tossed this in my purse and took measurements when I saw the subject.
Entered measurements and printed the pattern:
Trimmed right and bottom edges with rotary cutter:
Taped rows together:
Then taped the columns together and cut:
For Maggie, my drama-geek niece
I just hope she comes out of her shell.
I love the look on my mother's face.