Thanks so much to Kestrel Makes for hosting another successful swap. I’ve been taking part each time and I love it. It’s fun to nosey around your swap partner’s blog (and re-visit some favorite posts) and figure out the perfect bits to give them. I was partnered with Meghan, from Made by Meg, and received a lovely package. It was just what I needed to get back into the sewing room. After a disastrous attempt at making a simple (Ana dress in knit) birthday dress (the upper knife in my overlocker broke and nearly hit my eye!) I decided to extend my vacation from sewing. But I’m back, hoping I can muscle up the courage to make this pretty fabric Meghan gave me into an Alder dress.
Stripe-matching isn’t my favorite so I can’t guarantee I won’t fluff it up. Meghan and I plan on meeting up wearing something using the stuff we received from each other. So I gotta get cracking that fit!
I love diagnosing fitting issues. I enjoy studying the fitting photos and flipping through my fitting books, trying to diagnose the issues. I found that since having Ollie, and still nursing him, I have to do a full bust adjustment. Luckily it wasn’t too difficult. The picture below shows some draglines but I found it was due to the poor pinning job I did.
The camera was crooked when the back photo was taken. That seam is actually straight. So, with the back I can’t decide if I should do a wee broad back adjustment or not. Since fabric stretches as you wear it, that stretch should be enough to take care of the little strain showing. Still undecided. I’m afraid to mess with the back too much because I should have done that before the FBA. I’m nervous a change in the back may throw my FBA off.
Rounded back adjustment? I think so. I was tempted to pinch out the excess fabric but then I will have to adjust the collars and that sounds like a pain. And pinching out the fabric won’t keep the back from riding up.
I don’t think I am too far from getting a wearable garment. Fingers crossed my changes go well. I’m open for fitting advice if you want to share any!