May 13, 2010
I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
This week's space contains my first go at McCalls M5522. To use an expression of disdain favoured by Mr Hoppo Bumpo, the outcome has really been a bit pants. But I mean pants in the sense of a not-a-very-good-shirt ... if you follow?
I'm working on View D, the least frilly and puffy version below.
This week I have sewn together the 10-piece bodice. I omitted the front placket, collar and sleeves for this first toile. While I see potential in the style (the empire line helps create a sort of inny-outy bit in lieu of having a real waist), there really are loads more alterations to be made before I continue.
The vertical drag lines coming from the shoulders mean there's not enough real estate in the bust department, so I have put an FBA on the list. I think the horizontal drag lines in the region-that-used-to-be-my-waist might be partly related to a sway back. I will need to consult Fit For Real People to see what alteration gurus Pati Palmer and Marta Alto have to say.
But that obvious gap in the centre front ... we all know what that means: yes, I shouldn't have eaten icecream for dessert last night.
Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space today (or to join in), head over here.
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