Thank you to the kind people who assured me that RTW polar fleece jackets are worse than mine. I now realize that I have become a fit snob. I don't think I can change this development, and unfortunately it is interfering with my sewing. It is just as well that I have a whole family for whom I can sew.
Gail asked me what went wrong with the mojo killing project. It was fitting. Are you surprised? I am disproportionately discouraged by fitting failures.
Here are some photographs of the second toile,of BWOF 2008-12-130, after adjusting. Giggling is allowed in the privacy of your own home.
This is where I had a little rest from sewing for myself (that was in July). Little rest sounds better than gave up :)
This week I returned to the project. I had already re-drawn the pieces for the skirt, the front bodice with the new huge horizontal dart and avoided the terrible fitting back bodice by converting the nifty cross over back to a regular centre back fastening. Cutting out, I could manage. I had a lovely time smocking the insert, and on constructing the dress today, was moderately happy with the silhouette from the front,
but from the side!!!!
Rolling around on the floor laughing is allowed in the privacy of your home :)).
Looking again at the magazine photo, I think this may be a design characteristic, the gathered front looks rather droopy on the model, who, being a model, has no bust. Hmmm, back to knitting socks I think.
The socks fit very nicely thank you.