One of the reasons that I wanted to learn how to sew is that I have kind of weird proportions and it's sometimes hard to find clothes that fit well. I am fairly little on top. I have wide hips and fat thighs. I hoped that sewing would allow me to create clothing that fit me better. The problem is, I don't know how to adjust patterns to make them fit me better. And now I live in a place where there aren't any sewing classes or salons to help teach me these skills.
I now feel fairly confident on a sewing machine and following patterns. Where I fall flat is in choosing the right fabric for a pattern and choosing the right pattern for a flattering look on my body type. Take my sewing project of last week. I decided to create Simplicity 2690, view A (that's the one the model is wearing in the picture). It is a mini dress. I thought that the V-neck would help me look taller and I liked the ribbon detail. I thought the flared bottom would help hide my fatter bottom.
|Thought this would be a great pattern!|
|Whale of a dress!|