|No Shirt For Me :(|
I was ready to start a blouse on Friday when I realized I've gained enough weight to push me up a size. Which is demoralizing enough, plus I'd cut the pattern to size 10 and I'm now a 12. I could use another pattern, or use another version of the pattern to grade the pattern pieces up a size, but didn't have that much energy. I'm frustrated by the idea of sewing a blouse that won't fit if/when I go back to my normal weight. It takes so much of my free time and energy to sew something simple and I want it to last.
I'm not unhappy with my size, rather the fact that I'm out of shape and too sick to exercise regularly. I could push myself and feel awful doing it, but then that describes much of my life already. A couple years ago I was jogging regularly and in great shape, and felt good. I miss being able to do so many things I used to enjoy.
At least I can knit again. I've made some progress on the green silk sweater--cast on the 2nd body piece and am a few inches in. Soon I shall have a sweater :)
There's usually a lot of ease in Big 4 patterns - it might still fit just fine. Have you considered a muslin?ReplyDelete
I agree with Reethi. Check the final measurements on the tissue. You just might have enough ease already. And sometimes the difference between 10-12 is so miniscule that it's negligible. So move forward on this project. There will always be more projects to sew. Dress the body you have now and enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Reethi. Based on measurements I'm a 14, and a 10 would give 5mm ease. A 12 would give 1 1/2" and I could narrow the seam allowances if needed.
The first blouse was to be a (hopefully) wearable muslin.
@RiAnge Creations. Ltd.ReplyDelete
You're right Angela-worst case is I have a slightly loose blouse, perfect for hottest summer.