(you may be wondering what happened to my head....
well with wet hair and no make-up
there is NO WAY I'm posting that picture :)
Back in the day
before I started shopping in the plus sized dept,
I used to sew all my own clothes.
Everything fit and I was always so proud of myself.
I made all my children's clothing as well.
But the thrill was gone
when I started sewing in the larger sizes.
I hate altering patterns.
My Mom is a now retired professional seamstress.
It was just always easier to give her the pattern
and the fabric and let her do her magic :)
Today I decided to jump back into the
"sew your own clothes" pool.
Luckily for me the pattern I chose
had previously been altered by my Mom.
She made a dress like this for me years ago.
I used this wonderful cotton pique fabric
that I've had in my stash for-ev-er.....
I used McCall's 8788 view C.
I don't know if you can see what she did with the pattern.
She measured from the top of my shoulder
to the point of my breast.
(nipple is just a weird word)
Then she measured that same distance on the pattern.
Sadly my breasts were about 3" lower :(
She cut out the bust line darts
and moved them down about 3 inches,
then she moved the long torso darts down
the same distance.
Can you see the red dots?
My "girls" would have to live directly under my chin
for this pattern to fit the way it is drawn.
So thanks to my Mom
I now have a new dress
and who doesn't need a classic little black dress?