3.10.2011

This Pattern is Awesome

Wow.  I am impressed!  If you are a beginner who is terrified of making alterations (me!), I recommend sewing a McCall's Palmer/Pletsch pattern.  Granted, I've never actually sewn a Palmer/Pletsch pattern, I've just read through one, but already I'm in love.  There are so many good tips for pattern alterations.   And at one point they even tell you what to do if you have a flat butt derriere. 


Seriously, I feel like they are here to help.

Broad shoulders?  Yes.

Curved back?  No.

Sway back?....maybe??  But now I can find out!

And I've heard about them, but let me offer my sincere and formal apologies to those who need to make Full Bust Adjustments (FBAs).  They see like a killer and by far the longest and most involved adjustment for this dress.  Granted college did wonderful things for me up there, but after reading these potential FBA instructions, I will fondly remember the "Roses are red, violets are black..." cheers from middle school directed at yours truly and her truly unfull bust.  Fondly.


At the end of the day I only went for the broad shoulder adjustment, which I'm not 100% sure I need, but I didn't want to miss out.  I'm a funny girl.


My concern about this dress, of course, is it it will fit at the end of the day.  The instructions called for weird bust measuring so I'm a size smaller than most of my other dresses. 

(Yes, I am sewing a dress with a "Safari Touch"...)

But I have Shoshana and will do a quick fit once the pieces are cut.  Oh that girl, she's a problem solver.

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