This is how Mr. Lina sees me. Happy, cute, glowing. I have pictures that are both flattering and not so flattering that he would list as his favourites because they are what he loves about me.
|All pictures were taken by Mr. Lina with the good camera and house concert lighting.|
Sunday night I traced out/cut out (depending on the piece) Tiramisu. I laid down my red ponte knit and started cutting. The Cake sizing system is unique, I had to take some measurements to figure out sizing. After an afternoon of gaming (as in 4 hours of snacking on chips, bean dip and raw broccoli and cauliflower), my waist was 37", a bit larger than usual. But I want a dress that fits me now, not what I want to be so I was going to aim a little short of the 37.5 waist sizing and use the narrower width (and skirt length) of the 35 sizing as I am short. There isn't a whole lot of space between my bust and hips. My high bust is usually around 38/39, but when remeasuring I realized it was higher when my arms were down. Added to this, my full bust in a good bra is between 44" and 45", the concept of the 35 even with the D sizing working out had me afraid it would be too small.
I didn't need to worry.
|He was so focused on lighting, he didn't look at my eyes.|
- The band is too big, it's suppose to have 0 ease.
- The band is too low, looking at other peoples dresses that should be higher
- I've gathered too far to the side, there is bunching by my arm pit.
I pretty much did the same thing with Burda 118A (which I'm not giving up on, it's just on hiatus). I was so worried about grading that up I ended up taking inches off each side so it wouldn't look like a sack. There is something going on between the measuring tape I can read and the final product and that would be my brain. I think it works like this.
I know I am not a tooth pick of a woman, I do not have the genetics to be a size 2 and I'm honestly happy with that. I love having curves (those stick figures are smiling, although the lack of breasts is more of a function of my drawing abilities with a mouse). But I wish they didn't get blown out of proportion in my head.
So, next steps. I won't be sewing until Wednesday night, that gives me time to think. I believe I need to:
- Take the band off
- Trim the band down
- Torn about lifting from the shoulders as I rather like the seams but I think the v needs to be lifted
- Cutting off from the bottom
- Cutting off from the sides?
- Sliding the cross over because I'm cutting off the bottom
I was having a hell of a lot of fun last night. If I can fix this, I'm going to love this dress. If not, I have other fabrics to try the 35 and I might have enough of this fabric to recut the bodice for this dress if need be. I have enjoyed the process of making it.
Oh, and did I mention I'll be going to Germany in March? The Post Lifers got into a film festival in Landshut, northeast of Munich.