So, I'm a little queasy about sizing the Third Dress. Last time, when I jumped from a 14 back to a 10, I had stretch knit to help hug or give on any tight or loose measurements. But now I'm back to working with 100% unforgiving cotton.
There were definitely some fitting issues with the First Dress around the bust and shoulders which I will pay special attention too. I think a dress dummy is in my near future. Not only would it be great for hemming, but those parts of my body which orbit between a 10 and a whatever would also be accounted for a bit more easily. But since I don't have a dress dummy (yard sale season is pretty much over in Wisconsin), for the first time ever I am going to try to cut the pattern to mark those transitions myself.
Like many of us, I'm not a "perfect size" in anything, and what's the point of making your own clothes if you can't make them fit you perfectly? Along with revisiting the invisible zipper, a good fit in the ultimate goal this time around. *fingers crossed* *seam ripper sharpened*
Anyway, here is the pinnacle of sexiness when it comes to making a dress....pattern paper.......