Here is the pattern from Decades of Style. It was easy to construct, and the instructions were excellent. They also came out a bit too big and it will be a challenge to fix them. OK, NOT a challenge. A fussy bit of noodling. For now they fit fine and if I lose 5 pounds they will fall off.
I took a quick picture before I put in the hem. Sorry that everything is wrinkled and the picture is blurry. The mirror is very dusty. I used these pictures because the mirror is at an angle and they make me look very long and lean. And I like that. I lurve these pants. Comfy and stylin'.
The bust dart that I added to the blouse is directly under my arm in the side view, about an inch below the arm opening. It can be identified where the stripe takes a jog to the left. Why is it so difficult to take pictures with an iPad?
|New - will dangling sleeve linings!|
Next up (in an effort to avoid pleating) is fixing the blue plaid Dickens dress. I made it in a rush last year and it didn't fit well. I needed to shorted the skirt and take in the waistband. I needed to fit the waist of the bodice and re-set the sleeves. Also, I wanted to add some lacy stuff at the neck to hide my cleavage a bit. I also wanted to fix my bonnet (it was a disaster that was unwearable).
|Bonnet is all Christmas-y|
|All of the stuff for Dickens|