It was too big in the waist. I’m glad, because the entire time I was sewing it, I kept thinking, “I didn’t realize I was that large in the waist.” The pieces of material at the top are how much I cut off of the waist to make it fit.
So the bottom has to come in that much. Which is going to throw everything off. Grrr.
This incredibly cute postcard comes from Dina who is from the Ukraine, but studying at the University in Poland. She reports that she likes music, especially “rock and rock’n’roll” I’m not sure what the difference is. Maybe rock music is from today and rock’n’roll is from the past?
Here it is! After a year delay, the debut of the Laurel
The woman who owns and designs Colette Patterns
is large of bust and long of leg. Her designs tend to minimize bust and highlight leg. As I am small of bust and short of leg, I am always dropping her necklines (sometimes by several inches) and hemming her dresses to a longer length.
After I finished making these dresses, I remembered that this is not necessarily the most flattering style on me. I tend to do better with a defined waist. However, these are incredibly comfortable dresses and I think they will get a lot of use. I’m glad I spent so much time fitting the shirts, as it translated into a pretty good fit on the dresses.
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