It's time for the judgies to happen! First, my husband LOVES this although I had to once again explain the philosophy of thin fabric muslins to him. He now gets it again. He also loves the design, probably even more than me! Above you see the top all zipped up. It is just too big all over. I cut the Small 6-8 size. I have now adjusted the pattern for all to be recut in my fashion fabric in the Extra Small 4-6 size. The bust on the small is 43 inches around. On the Extra Small it is 41. I like the bigness and will probably always have a turtle underneath and it will be sweatery so the largess is OK and expected. You can see this clearly in the model photo on the pattern envelope. But this is way too big. It also looks a bit like lines are pointing toward the bust, usually an FBA alert, but I believe that to be from the weight of the big collar and it's facings, interfacings, zip and such made up in such a thin fabric.I think in my wool it will be fine. The sleeves are cut wide on this. I believe that to be a design detail, not a fit issue so be aware of that. They were cut way down in the XS size. Haviing just one pocket also tends to pull things askew.
And here is hubby's first pic. He always takes big background in my clothing pics. I really appreciate my Mr. Liebowitz but I do need to explain that what I want a picture of is what I am making and not anything else really. Photoshop helps. In this pic above you can really see how large this is on me. The sleeves will be shortened and 1 1/4 inches length removed. They will also be narrowed by an inch with the new size. I also downsized the pockets a bit, too.
So now I am ready to cut and sew!, Yay! I've cut my new smaller size pattern tissue out and made the new tissue double so I don't have to cut anything on the fold. I will do the bodice first and that will get an underlining and Honk Kong seams. You probably won't hear any more on this until I can show you the completed top. I doubt that will be until after Christmas but you never know.
Thank you to all who contributed the great comments on the last post about speed sewing. What a fun convo that was. I am going to try to have some more social convos about once a month as I gather topics cruising the internet. It is wonderful to see such vibrancy in the sewing world.
photo courtesy christmasprojects.com
I wish you all Joy in the New Year, lots wonderful time with loved ones, and bales of fabric in your sewing future. God Bless You All!