Sunday, September 11, 2011

SBA's and the Devil's pattern

I lost my shit last night after to many hours of fiddling with the devil's pattern:

If you have a small bust, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PATTERN. Three hours after my first muslin, I had a completely different dress. I think my first mistake was picking a pattern that wasn't going to work with my body type. I'm not particularly curvy with a small bust and more of a gymnist-type frame. I find more fitted-structured styles look better on me. ARG! I have this great crinkly type material that would have looked great as version B, but those giant pleats just weren't working. If you have a giant rack that can fill out those pleats, or don't mind the pleats not staying closed, you can have this pattern. I will give it to you and wish you well. In the end, I gave up and chose this pattern (the version on the model):
and also these two, because there was a sale, and I've had my eye on 2057 (pretty much all those views, but especially the green version), and tan version of Simplicity 2256. 

The only thing that worries me about New Look 6067 are the pleats. How the hell does a small bust adjustment work there?? So, I signed up for a bust adjustment class. I kind of understand the concepts behind adjustments, but I really just want to solidify those ideas in my head so I don't have to spend so much time spinning my wheels every time I attempt a new pattern. 
I just read the first lesson, which was an introduction and I'm ready for more!! 

Also, you may notice that the model is wearing a belt. I'm just going to try it to see how it feels!!
I've got a wedding to go to on thanksgiving weekend. I'm hoping I can get it done by then. Fingers crossed.

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