|This is the envelope for the smaller size range|
|I do like the ines|
|I loved the look of this|
|I entered this into PR's Little White Dress contest. 3 stylings - daytime here|
|This is more of an evening look|
|Dress in the unadorned state|
and to the Mother of the bride dress that I didn't get around to making!. The princess seams allow a lot of flexibility in fitting. I can add extra space just where my derriere needs it! I certainly needed to add in this area on my most recent toile when I was trying to modify the MOB dress. On the other hand, this dress has A-line flares below the hip line so I may not need to adjust as much as I do with a sheath dress.
Those of you who know my blog will know that I am tall, a plus sized pear shape, a bit of a perfectionist and usually make multiple toiles. I don't have time for that. So I plan to follow the Amazing Fit pattern method more closely than usual! But not to the letter.
- Cut out tissue based on my high bust measurement (or size 20) but using multi size to accommodate my larger hips.
- Use pattern recommendations to choose bust cup size (the pattern is multi sized)
- Use pattern recommendations to choose curvy or average for hips (certainly not slim!)
- Pin tissue together and try on.
- Likely changes needed
- Bust apex position (may need lowered)
- Waistline position (may need lowered/lengthened)
- Waistline position (may need altered for forward tilt)
- Hip shape (full high hip)
- More space for derriere (not a sway back alteration)
- Skirt length - may need to be longer
- Based on alterations made to tissue, cut out and try on a toile. I plan to insert piping so I need to get the fit sorted before I do that. The pattern method doesn't actually include a toile so an extra stage but I think worth it.
- Adjust toile and adjust pattern pieces
- Cut out final dress with larger seam allowances as per Amazing Fit method
My next planned post will have details of fitting a toile. Hopefully in about 2 weeks time. Really the final making takes least time - I find that all my time is taken up in fitting.