This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
This week in the Perfect Fit Bomshell Dress Crafsty course, I was to take our muslin modifications back to our pattern. Right now I’m leaving the cup pieces as is (for a bit of the backstory, read my posts here and here), but I may have a few other seamstresses help me check the fit this weekend at a Fit Clinic held through the Bay Area Sewists Meet Up group (as long as I can get up the courage to try on a wee bit of a bustier bodice in front of strangers!). The big modification that I made is to add a lot of length to the bodice. This pattern is short on most from what I’ve gathered from the class, but it’s even worse on me because I’m a bit long waisted. I checked the fit by holding the pieces up to me and my dress form, checking to make sure that the bottom of the pieces now hit right at my natural waist.
Next week is a big week – we’ll finally be cutting into our fashion fabric!