I am not very experienced in sewing for myself. I like to sew for my kids so fit isn't so particular. So one of my goals for this year is to do more sewing for me and tackle some fitting and pattern adjustment challenges that I usually avoid. So here is a big one!
I was pretty excited about making a Lonsdale Dress from Sewaholic, especially after following the sew-along last month. I even bought this fabric, and some pale pink lining, and was hoping to wear my finished dress to an early-fall wedding that is coming up in a few weeks.
I decided to make a muslin since my measurements don't fit the sizes very well. And I decided to make the whole dress, so that I could get some practice before I cut into my Anna Maria voile, which is not a cheap fabric.
It's a good thing I did because the bodice fits terribly! I made the size 8 and here it is with no adjustments...
This tutorial should help a lot, but I am not sure I'll be able to figure it out for my own body without a dress form. And I don't want to use shirring on the back with the voile, although that would definitely help the issues back there. (There a gap at the top of the zipper because I used a 14" instead of a 16" for the muslin since I had one lying around.)
Sunni did should fix the gaping at the top edge I suppose, and a FBA would hopefully fix the squished side view, but I'm not sure about the area below the bust and the bunchy back. Will her sway back adjustment fix it?
Any suggestions? Encouragement? Will this pattern ever fit me?