Friday, June 12, 2009

New Shirt and Other Ramblings

Hey y'all! I have found a problem with my dress form. My mama was saying the other day how "well endowed" it is, and I assured her that the chest measurement was the same as mine. It took me until the next day to realize that even though the measurement is the same, the proportions ain't. Yeah, I should've been the first to realize that. I mean, I don't have boobs that big. I really should've noticed when I put my new shirt on her and there was cleavage showing. That certainly didn't happen when I tried it on!

Anyway, that's what this post is supposed to be about, my new shirt! Here are the pics:

Yeah, see the cleavage I'm talking about. I'm actually glad it doesn't fit me that way. It is a little big on me though. I used Simplicity pattern 0642 to make it, and apparently their sizes are just a little off. I made it in a small for which the bust measurement is 32 1/2" -34". I'm 34" with a thick bra, but even wearing that bra it is still a little looser than I wanted.

Also, the collar doesn't lie completely flat, which bugs me, but that is entirely my own fault. I didn't use interfacing as I didn't have any and was too impatient to wait for the next time I could go to Joann's. It's not too bad though, I can deal with it.

The flower material I used was a vintage bed sheet that I fell in love with at the church yard sale. I think I only gave $1 for it, and there is still a good bit of material left from it. I can't wait to wear this thing, I just have to get a strapless bra first.

I was really surprised at how much trouble I had putting this thing together. I made a dress with a similar collar for my daughter back at Easter and had no problem, but following the directions that came with the pattern just didn't work well for me. I ended up having to take the collar off because it was really crooked, and did it all over again the way I did hers. I would explain the difference between the two methods, but that could take a while. Maybe I'll do a tutorial if I ever make another shirt like this.

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