|This is a silk/cotton blend. It's light as a feather and a little sheer.|
|After taking measurements of bust, waist & hips, we placed elastic on her body to identify location of the top of the bodice, the waist and hips. That provides the measurements necessary for the first pass of pattern alterations.|
As I was saying, I used the measurements between the elastic bands (that we had placed around her hips, waist and upper chest) to come up with a petite adjustment and a teeny sway-back adjustment.
|Oh look at that, ha! I use Snag-it to capture screenshots and I forgot to close the "blemish removal" tool. I was smoothing out the appearance of the table top. Well, now you know my secrets! I use iPhoto editing tools and Snagit.|
Optimism is the way I roll. I thought I'd have time to trace this pattern, make flat pattern adjustments AND sew a muslin last night. Ha! I am not planning to become a pessimist, but those expectations were unrealistic.
What next? I will take this with me to work today and tissue-fit my
guinea pig friend. What have I got to lose, right? I have read Fit For Real People (by Palmer and Pletsch) and watched the video many times. I tend to read Fit for Real People for fitting solutions. As you probably know, FFRP champions tissue fitting as the fastest way to achieve a great fitting garment. In my experience, it hasn't worked so well- I accidentally ripped the tissue, ruined the pattern, and cried about "why is my body so weird and hard to fit". I don't cry about my body anymore, because now I know we all feel that way.
But I am going to be careful and see if I can do it. I can always sew a muslin tonight if necessary.
I will let you know how it goes!