Oh My Goodness…Crummy fitting dress…help!!!
I appreciate any and all advice/tips from the wise “sewing sages” on this site! I keep running in to ill-fitting clothing every where I turn! Like many of you, my measurements can fall somewhere between 2-3 different sizes. I agree that mult-sizes are a Godsend, but having said that, I still get screwed up with these things. Let me explain, I recently cut out and basted pieces for Butterick# B4443-View F.
I’ve got a GORGEOUS ikat print I’m working with and cut it out according to grain, etc. This dress has nice lines; however, the front-side and back-side panels, teemed together with a “variety” of bodice options that include strapless, round-necked, and v-necked, set the stage for the potential buggar-up by a novice like moi, hehe. I say this because I put the bodice on and found the arm holes HUUUUGE and the aforementioned side panels seem to cause some trouble being huge as well. I don’t get it! How can I rectify this problem. I really want to finish this darn thing and wear it before the snow flies…LOL!!! Should I put it back on and pin it, then alter at the panel seems since they are part of the sleeve/underarm??