Sunday, July 15, 2007
(which I forgot to do) I think it looks pretty
good. Going down a size made a huge difference. I did stick with the addition of the 3/4" towards
the neckline, but I find that I'm a little on the narrow shouldered side (yes, I know it doesn't look it,
but really I am) so this might be a fit fix for me for a lot of things.
Previous reviews on this shirt noted that the empire waistline was in the wrong spot. I was prepared for this, but surprisingly, this wasn't an issue for me.
I wore the shirt to church today, with a aqua, broomstick style skirt. I really like the pair together. I was sewing up this third version last night, and this skirt suddenly flashed in my mind. Which is good, because I needed a reason to keep working on this pattern...I NEVER make muslin's, let alone make the same shirt three times when it didn't work the
first two times. But I'm happy I did!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Ann, of Needle Nook Fabrics took a look at my photo's for me, and suggested that I raise the back neckline about 1/2" and widen the shoulder seam toward the neck about 3/4" and thus changing the angle of the V-neck. She suggested that the neckline is too wide. She also suggest I narrow the width at the top of the V about 1/2" on each side and then taper to the original width at the under bust seam.
Here are my results:
Now I'm having issues with the gaping armsycle. A couple of thoughts on this:
- First, I used a different fabric. The other fabric, while still a knit, was a firmer knit. Perhaps the firmer knit didn't show the problem with the arm?
Second, I think this bodice is too large. Everywhere I look on this, it just seems loose and large. My thought is to go back and trace a LG instead of a XL just in the bodice portion, to see if I can take out some of this excess. In this fabric, it just seems that everything is loose! I have lost weight lately, and while the measurement chart indicated I would need the XL, the fit, to me, seems to say differently.