That’s it! I’m DONE! After spending the entire weekend sewing and ripping out and sewing and ripping out I’m calling it quits. This trying to fit patterns is NOT for wimps. I have measured. I have re-measured. Myself and the pattern. Why doesn’t it fit? What am I doing wrong? Why is this SO HARD???
A simple dress with elastic under the bust. No zipper. No buttonholes. Nada. Zip. This should be SO EASY. It use to be. Now I’ve got to deal with the dreaded FBA (full bust adjustment), adding inches for the hips and way too much stress. So much for making a new dress over the weekend.
But, I will NOT be defeated. After ripping this sucka out FOUR, yes I said FOUR TIMES, I finally got a muslin that looked pretty decent. You should have seen muslin #2. My girls aren’t as perky as they use to be but DANG, they don’t hang like that. LOL (Back to the cutting table)
I’m definitely signing up for Peggy Sagers’ Fitting Seminar the next time she’s here in Atlanta. The cost will be well worth leaving there with a “fitted” jacket and pants.
In the meantime, I’m starting the quest for my first TNT. A simple sheath dress. Something I can make over and over until I get it to fit just right. I’ve already got a headstart on it with a dress I made for a wedding several years ago. I didn’t know exactly what I was doing back then so it wasn’t a perfect fit. I had altered the front neckline and forgot to do the same to the back. It gapped a little, but the rest of the dress fit. However, it doesn’t fit now.
It’s a little snug in the hip and waist areas. The bust? The zipper has to close, right? At least now I know where all those extra pounds went. And guess what? I still have the muslin. That’s where I’ll be starting. I noticed right away that the bust darts are too high and the shoulders too narrow. I’d want something a little wider to wear to work. So, once I get this first dress under my belt, it’s TNT time!
Do you have a TNT? Was it hard the first time out. Did you feel like giving up? And most important, do you still use it?