Anyway, I was trying to make Simplicity 2444 (sleevelesss version) fit me.
First I did it the "measure your upper bust then pivot out to your real size" method. Did. Not. Work. The resulting top was tight across the frontage and way too short - darts are supposed to point to boobs, not enclose them. Here it is on Diana the dummy. It's even too tight on her and she doesn't have the same "frontage" as I have. Nor does she need to breathe! Luckily for her!
My next attempt involved the next size up, enlarged to take the frontage, lengthened to sort the enclosing problem. Did. Not. Work. To say I was disheartened is an understatement. I've been sewing for over 50 years and I cannot get this dress to work for me. :o(
Okay, I decided. Let's not drag this out any longer. Pack the pattern into the envelope and move on. So, what did I do next? Tried to get the bodice of Butterick 5748 to fit me.
Did it work? Nope! Let's just say that 5748 is now packed away in its envelope too. Tomorrow's sewing will not involve dresses of any kind. A wise move if only for my own sanity!
Moving swiftly onwards. Let me show you some bunting which I made last Wednesday. I actually gave myself a bad back trying to get this made in time for Douglas to take it over to his niece on Thursday. I think it was worth it!
Here it is in the making:
And here it is hung in the kitchen. Lucy's:
Thankfully, Lucy and Emme's mum liked the bunting. I haven't heard if the girls liked it or not - I hope they did!
And finally. It was raining at walk time this evening so Tilly Facetimed me to tell me she wouldn't be along. :oD