After some mental gymnastics, I sat down ready to figure out the execution for the whole Let’s-Fit-This-Thing-To-My-Corsetted-Figure deal. I cut out the pieces I would need to make the dress.
had a few drinks recovered from the shear multitude of pieces (there are just about double what I normally work with), I downloaded a measurement sheet and, while wearing my corset, wrote down the numbers that were applicable to my pattern.
This is where it gets tricky. According to my corsetted measurements, with the bulk of the corset being included because I’ll be wearing it under the dress, I need three different pattern sizes. Can you say “Oy”? I knew that you could.
I know that multi-size patterns allow for multi-sized people but I had no idea how to draw that into the pattern. To the Tube of You! I found a video that showed the very thing I needed in terrific detail. Then I went about altering all of the pattern pieces to conform to my measurements. Say it with me now, “Oy.”
I’m pretty sure the spacing on the waist adjustment (at the number 2) isn’t quite right. I’m thinking I’ll need to smooth the transitions a bit during the alteration phase, from bust to waist and waist to hip, but for now, it’ll work.
To the cutting table!