Could someone please advise me on fitting? I am ready to give up sewing. I sewed in high school and my body “fit the patterns” a little better then. Ten years later, I have a few more curves and challenges. I’ve read books on fitting but some of the methods I’ve tried haven’t help much–in fact, it seemed to make an even bigger mess in some cases.
Is it worth all the time and effort to make a gingham fitting shell? Will that help?
I am trying to make a simple pair of panties right now–tricot and stretch lace, the basics. I first tried a commercial pattern and it turned out much too big, but only in certain areas. Nest, I took apart an old pair of exactly the same materials I’m using and drafted my own pattern. So far, I’ve tried twice (adjusting as needed as I go) and they still don’t fit.
I thought sewing was supposed to help you make things better than ready to wear and also be time-efficient. Please give me some advice. I am flustered beyond words.