Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hmmm, maybe I won't be wearing this on Thanksgiving...

I basted my purple cowl neck 3 Graces top together last night. I had optimistically been thinking that I would wear it on Thanksgiving.

Yes, you will have to make do with a picture of the top on a hanger
rather than looking horrible on me.

That may have been premature. Once I finished basting, I tried the top on: too big. Shapeless. Baggy. Well, it did fit at the hip, but not anywhere else. I had cut a size 12 based on both my bust and underbust measurements.

I usually end up having to taper my tops at the waist. It's my normal adjustment to both the things I sew and to RTW. However, this top is too big at the shoulders, and I'm not yet sure how to fix it.

I think I will have to do some investigating at PatternReview.com and elsewhere to see if others had this problem and what they did about it. Hopefully, in between pie baking tomorrow, I will find some time to work on it.

Thank goodness it is only basted together!


MS said...

Mmmmmm... pie.

Did you say something else?

Elizabeth said...

Weird! It even looks frumpy on the hanger!

Wear something with an elastic waist and bring your appetite!!!

Clio said...

I know; it looks all saggy and baggy!

I totally won't need the extra room: my Turkey trot in the morning will make enough room!

Linda said...

I had to laugh, because i think we made almost the exact same shirt with different fabric and a different pattern. I used fabric from JoAnns and a burda pattern.