beat the crud out of you. At this moment my hand is high in the air. I really like Vogue 1136, but I don' think it likes me.
I made a muslin of this dress that, honest to goodness, fit. Or at least I thought it fit. Perhaps I forgot to do a full back view, deeming a look over my shoulder to be sufficient. Whatever happened, I'll never know because I tossed the muslin (after all, it fit so well) during a sewing room cleaning frenzy.
Vogue 1136 went together well. I love the fabric, love the way it handles and drapes. Unfortunately, it's not supposed to be draped in the back.
Yes, this is what the back of my dress looked like. I asked my husband what he thought. He said it was a bit...folded. Yes, indeed. The front looked better, but it was obviously too large. Out came the seam ripper.
Being a scientist, I know to change only one variable at a time. There were problems with both width and length of the bodice, so I decided to tackle the length issue first and then the side seams.
First I stabbed pins into Tillie, my unpaid assistant, to hold the waist of the dress and upper part of the strap bands in place.
I do have a slight adjustment to make at the hips, because I'm getting a bit of a ripple from extra fabric there (which answers the question I just posed, I guess), but I don't have the heart to tackle it just yet. It'd be easier and more fun to just gain a little weight.
My pattern pose is at the top of the post, so here's my out take.