Attempt #1: I set out to tweak the fit of the bodice of my black knit dress and make the next iteration in a green scuba knit from Metro.
With the help of my instructor Sharon, I attempted to remove the bunching around the neckline of the black dress and transfer these changes to pattern paper. We removed some length out of the straps in the hopes that this would rectify the gaping and I also took a small wedge out of the neckline.
I cut the new bodice and hoped for the best. This was the result:
|Still quite baggy!|
|The fabric is uncomfortably digging into my armpit!|
|Baggy side view|
The skirt as originally intended was too tight in the waist because of the bodice band.
What to do? I decided to just turn the waistband toward the inside and use it as a facing. Much better...i now had room to breathe.
I struggled top stitching the leather piping until I realized I was using the wrong needle AND foot! I also fought with puckering from the invisible zipper insertion...uggh.
The end result is... meh. I don't love it. But, I don't hate it either.