I really liked someone called Gertie doing a tissue pinching thing, and coming up with a beautifully fitted bust. I considered it, cause she made it look so good. Then I remembered I suck, and if I pinned my tissues together and onto me, they would end up shredded before I could find my pencil, and I would be reduced to a pissed off, TP'd version of me, looking to go buy a new pattern (no longer on $3.99 sale, no doubt)
This doesn't include everything I did, but it looks like I know what's up with drawing fancy lines and overlapping stuff, so I'm posting it.
Then there's interpreting the illustration on the pattern envelope as it relates to bodice length. It appears it extends over the hips. But when I extend 3 layers of fabric, one of them gathered, from my boobs to my hips, I lose my waist entirely and start feeling like a hippo.
I shortened the bodice piece a little, and that seemed to help a tiny bit.
Or not? I need to start drafting muslins in a more flattering black. In a related story, I am NOT a Vogue size 14.
Doesn't look good for 16 either, if I ever wanna sit. Measuring fail. Check out the back strap situation though?!
In a related story, I was pretty excited to find an actual model picture on Vogue site. The cartoon drawings are awesome, but then I get really discouraged when what I come up with just doesn't look the same and cause I'm not 6'3". They ought hire someone else to do pattern caricatures. I want to see 30" bust and 40" hips on the envelope, thanks, Vogue.
And, finally, the two fabrics I have with enough yardage: