Ok, so I've put some distance between me and the darts, and I've calmed down. It was a great weekend with two separate birthday parties - one for one of my closest GF's who turned the big 5-0. I'm trailing her, and not by a whole lot. Anyway, I did some cleaning and organizing this weekend, and I am ready to start fresh on a new project.
I have been wanting to make a wrap dress for a while. I even have the fabric for it, which will carry me well into the fall season because of the great fall colors. Fall here doesn't mean coolish days - it just means you begin to wonder if it's ever going to cool off.
here, and here are a couple. But given the trouble I have fittin' the girls and my narrow back, I was looking for something with more seam lines or pleats to provide extra fitting opportunities for the bust.
Enter Vogue 8646. With only 3 reviews on PR, it's not going to be voted most popular, and each sewist had minor fit challenges. I have read their reviews, and hopefully learned from their issues. This pattern has a D cup pattern, which already puts it a little closer to the ballpark for me. Next, it has front shoulder pleats, and without yet cracking the envelope, I am seeing a good opportunity to expand things there. In my head, at least, it'll help. Also, 8646 has upper back darts and back waistline darts, all good stuff for moi.
I have convinced myself that 8646 is the winner, and I can't wait to start the fitting process. But right now I've got to run, I am supposed to be meeting the Mr. in 10 minutes and I haven't left the house yet. :)
Hope your Monday is marvelous! Thanks for stopping in today.
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