I was planning on doing the black view with the huge bow in the back but the bow part is cut on the bias and I'm like 3 yds short so I'll be doing the other view with the small bow in the front. It's dated 5-18-55 on the front.
I also picked up this lovely because
Anyone know where I can get trim like this? I salvaged it from one of the three ugly prom dresses last year so I only have a bit. It's like rhinestone piping almost. And I adore bling!
Ok, now I must warn you. Ahead, there are leggings, a very messy house and no make up.
Muslin the first:
So this is after grading up to a 34" bust and doing a 1/2" FBA. Not too bad for a first go!
There's some odd wrinkling going on on the side.
And there's some funky puffying out going on in the upper back.
I have a problem with tops gaping on the top so when I bend over, everyone can see straight down my top. There's a bit of excess fabric on the neckline but not too much.
Changes: I then took 1" out of the center front of the bodice front and took a bit out of the center top of the back.
Much nicer. I will be adding that 1" back at the side seams in the hip area.
Still weirdness in the back. I think I needed to take more in further down.
And here's some slouching to test for ease of movement. I'm afraid of over fitting the back and not being able to move.
Yup, that upper back still needs some work.
And the hips are riding up again.
But the front neckline is all better! woot!
Thanks for hanging in there.