I haven’t done much actual sewing in the last couple of weeks other than this little top for my girls. Shirring is pretty but boy does it take ages to secure all those ends so thank GOD for zig zag zig zag zig zag and good wide seam allowances. I must remember to try shirring ‘on the round’ to see if it will work.
In terms of slightly more complicated non-knit garments, I’ve been doing some work on my bodice block, though no stitching yet. It is traced and cut out in all its unaltered glory and will be useful to see how the fit is (or isn’t) as a control, of sorts. Oh there’ll be wrinkles on the wrinkles and creases every which way …. T’will be fun.
Plus I have been leafing through this book to start to figure out how to do my list of alterations and I now have the relevant sections bookmarked.
BTW I found one alteration my vanity likes the idea of requiring. That’s the one described as being needed if “breast tissue is higher and firmer than average”.