I’ve basted together the muslin of BWOF 12/2006, #112. The basting will be removed and the garment made up with the appropriate alterations however, I don’t think I’ll use this pattern for the Fur Ball. There’s every chance that with my sloping shoulders wrapped in pale gold lace and my round middle-ness wrapped in shiny metal someone would mistake me for an unexploded bomb. Can’t risk that!
I wouldn’t wear this dress outside of my house. But when you think about it I must be dedicated to education and experimentation: I’ll show you, all of you out there in cyberspace and not my friends and neighbors here in town. What if someone who doesn’t know me gets the wrong impression?
But here, oddly shameless as I am, I’ll let you be the judge:
Height: 5′ 2.25″
Weight: Uh Uh, not going there. Even I have my limits.
Size 46 cut and sewn with 5/8″ seams. The only alteration was to remove 6″ from the length at about the knee area.
With 3″ removed via quick machine basting right at underbust area the godet is raised to a more pleasing height. It could go even higher to my eye.
I did so want to get away from the empire that I have been required to wear most of my life and today makes me feel like one of those faeiries from a medival play but it seems to just be my style.
I also think that I’d rather be more covered up in the neck and chest. And, yes, that was a vanity assessment! Now pass me those shoulder pads….
Adjust and Cope, Adjust and Cope.