Wednesday, May 14, 2008

making room for "friends"

I haven't really been sewing much lately, due to the organized state of my sewing room and my recent obsession with knitting. But yesterday during Isaiah's nap, I got the urge, and I made all the adjustments for the dress and finished sewing the muslin. I tried taking pictures of it on, and believe me when I say this was the least scary one of the bunch. Doing a full bust adjustment has really changed my life. A couple of lovely ladies came to my rescue the other day and sent me some fabulous links on how to do so. I never really knew about making adjustments to patterns, but I can say for sure, that now that I know how to do it, I'll probably be making some more clothes for myself.



I had originally intended to do view B because I loved this dress so much. After making the muslin though, I've realized the neckline is not going to work for me. Aside from that, the dress is really flattering. So I'll be going with view A and make the proper adjustments so that I don't pull a Janet on the dance floor. I wouldn't want to upstage the bride :)

Oh, and go check out Beki's post on Sew, Mama, Sew! today. She has done a really great job showing how to do a FBA. And, stop by her blog and wish her Happy Birthday too!

7 comments:

Anina said...

I'm very impressed. I've given up on making clothes. I can't wait to see the final result.

Stephanie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got it to work. I can't wait to see the final dress.

jessi said...

I thought of you when I saw Beki's tutorial on SMS today. Hope your final dress turns out great!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I can't wait to see the finished piece. Don't you hate when the neckline is the only thing keeping you from a flattering style? Arg! I know it will be really pretty!

Doing the wedding photo thing for so long, I have many a story about fashion oopsies...

lera said...

I was just going to tell you about Beki's post. Glad you already saw it.

Philigry said...

oh, i am so glad you found something that worked! i can not wait to see the whole dress!

Mary said...

Katie, the dress is looking great!