Guess what, I am a non-standard body shape. Oh My God!
Hah. My point actually is that until this week I had been dithering about where to begin with my mission to learn to fit garments to my oddball body shape. I have an ad hoc idea about my quirky bits (!) but haven’t a particularly clear picture of what I might need to alter around. Frankly its all been rather overwhelming.
Well, the kick in the pants to get on with it has been from Lena who’s blog I discovered not so long ago. She is very kindly offering a free bodice block plus free jersey lessons to folk who subscribe to her newsletters. Hey, wow I’m in (you have until January 31st to be in too).
I have the size 12 block which I need to alter to fit and it sounds like (with some advice from Lena) I will need to work on adjustments for ….. (deep breath) small bust, short back, sway back, wide back and square/wide shoulders. That’s just for my top half and there are bound to be others. By crikey!
Are you an odd ball body shape too? I should re-phrase – do you have many alterations you need to be mindful of when you sew a blouse/dress for yourself?
T’will be brilliant when I can pull out the already fitted block and create something just for me. I will, probably concurrently, also go the route of trial and error with muslins for patterns that take my fancy, but at least I can apply to that what I learn on the block.
Oh, and then I wanna do all that too for my lower half.
Ed: added pretty pictures to boring words!