Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design »
InstructionsLike most, I am finding the neckline a little high for me, and not really flattering. After I get the fit down, I might convert to a deeper neck before adding the bias binding. I have cut a short sleeve, but not sure yet if I'll add it, or use this as a summery top without sleeves.
Type of item: Clothing
I used a heavier woven cotton, a little heavier than average muslin. It's a very subtle pale peach paisley pattern.
What was your inspiration?
I've seen this top on a number of blogs and it is quite flattering on many body types. I love that Barbara took it and showed the many ways it can be styled.
What are you most proud of?
While I still need to take some out of the side seams, and perhaps deepen the front darts a little, this is the best fitting bust I have sewn for myself in a long time. I've also just recently got back into sewing, watching Barbara's class made this very easy.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time with the fittings. Once you get this pattern to fit exactly, you can use it for many different style. You will have a well-fitting bodice that you can use to make alterations to other patterns. Don't be afraid to experiment, and have fun!