Here is what I did sewing-related today.
This picture makes me look like a damn cow. I cropped my face out of it too, because that also looked like hell. Maybe I should ruch the sides a little. Anyway, this is McCall’s 6078, made from the last piece of decent fabric left when Wal-Mart decided to close their fabric department, the last one in my town. And yes, I made a dress from the same fabric. 🙂
While we’re discussing knits, can someone tell me how to avoid this?
I also undertook the tedious task of tissue fitting a la FFRP. You may recall my mentioning that I bought their DVD, as I’m a visual learner and thus the book was no help to me. Here is my result:
It is obvious even to me that this center front is nowhere near my center front. This is a size 10 in the shoulders, and a 12 from the waist down. I cut it a long time ago, and have since decided I wear a 12 in the shoulders. That may be part of the problem, but not all of it.
Here you can see that the bust point is WAY off. I even added about 1/2″ FBA to the princess seam, which is apparently not the FFRP way, but I cut this out a while ago. My bust seems to be at the right height, though. (I am wearing a new bra that is not a $10 Target bra this time.)
I left my face in this pic because it didn’t look too horrible this time! I can’t decide if I have a high rounded back. I do notice that my tops tend to ride up in front, which is apparently a sign of that. Do I have a forward shoulder? My posture does look better than it used to.
If I’m right about where my shoulder begins, this shoulder seam is about an inch away from it. I wonder if this is the cause of my inability to move my arms when wearing long sleeve woven garments. I know I have sloping shoulders, but I don’t see any ill effects of it here. But of course I could be wrong.
I’m thinking I need a bigger FBA, and I need to buy this pattern in a size 12. By the way, it is McCall’s 5859. Thanks so much to all of you for your help.