WIP Wednesday is my summer wardrobe! I have been working on this dress and am using a lovely knit perfect for the summer! My shape is well...my own. It is hippy on the bottom and lacking in the top. I am two to three different sizes when making garments. This constant struggle is real for all women no matter what their body type happens to be. This one currently my dress form was made using my actual measurements but it was not quite right in the top area. It was oddly small, which almost never happens. So the search for the perfect size begins...
I made a second one using a larger size, increased the length by about 2 inches and I came up with this "muslin" with a slightly heavier knit. I found this king at a thrift shop 2 yards for $1 so I do not feel super guilty making king muslins from it. Katy thinks this is a SUPER CUTE 80's crop top but that just ain't happening! Going out in public like this would surly damage people's eyes and scare small children. I lived through the 80's once, not so sure I could make it through a second time. This is more to show how short the top was on my body even after the going up one size AND adding two inches to the length. To show you the first would have be obscene!
My next attempt will be to try one more size up and adding length to the bottom. I do not want to go up too much an have to then cut down, so I am going to keep going up one size until I find my perfect fit or until I run out of printer paper. I am cool with either way :o) Have I ever mentioned I hate tracing lines?
Hopefully by the week's end I will have this dress all sewn up and ready to wear! Katy is already asking for a dress for her too out of the same material.