I really wanted to title this post, “What the hell is going on here? I need help, stat!” But decided on my second, blander choice. I’ve been having quite the fitting issues with my Darling dress. I was trying well hard to figure it out on my own. A week later and I’m still not too sure what to do next. Also, not sure why I refused to ask for help earlier. Stupid pride? Fear to admit failure? Admitting to doing something stupid again? Yes, to all of them.
I thought I figured out the first fit issue: the pattern needed to be graded up more. So I did that. I tried on the dress several times as I put it together and it seemed to be going fine. I was a few steps away from finishing and decide to admire my work. And I was offended by this…
Ai-yai-yai. What is a girl to do? Am I suppose to undo the shoulder seams and take away the excess (assuming that’s why the seams are standing away from the shoulders) fabric*? Also, I have a strong feeling that I need to add more ease all around. What do you think? And if I add more ease, maybe the shoulder problem will go away?
So, yeah. I’ll be standing in a corner, waiting for your replies (thanks in advance!).
*no fabulous pricey fabric was hurt in the making of this flop. It was some nice cheap and cheerful fabric from the Birmingham meet up. Although some lovely Parisian bias binding may be in jeopardy.