Saturday, March 17, 2012
Bad Pants, Dress Form, Caffeine, Alligators and Catfish
Guess THIS was St. Patrick's Day. I thought yesterday was. I don't get out enough!
Worked most of the day on a pair of beige twill pants. They matched my polka dot jacket perfectly. Too bad because they are in the trash now. I'm still not satisfied with the crotch fix. It seems to cause a few more problems such as too way too much fabric around your upper thigh. I kept taking it in and taking it in. Doing that changes the crotch again. AARRGGHH!!! Think I will stick with blouses or just use my Sure-Fit Designs without modification. I may have to scoop out the crotch some. Wish I had the first pair I made here, but I don't. I saw a video on you tube by Lorraine Henry and Cathy Franks working with the same crotch curve issue. Lorraine says you aren't suppose to use that long back crotch -- you are suppose to add one inch of it to the back waist.
Someone asked me why Phylly's dress fit so well, but she couldn't get one to fit her at all. Phylly and I have taken a zillion clases and have been doing this for a long time. And STILL I am throwing things in the trash. Phylly isn't as picky as I am, so she wears everything she makes. I really do have a lot better luck with getting blouses to fit me well. I did make one dress last year, and it fits me perfect. Sorry, it isn't here either. It was from a commerical pattern -- New Look, I think. I had to adjust it, but I knew how to do it. Phylly said to tell you that she made A LOT OF ADJUSTMENTS before cutting out that Vogue dress.
I got an email from Jill at Fabulous Fit today. My new dress form is going to be shipped on Monday. I am a little scared since I have not seen any pictures. Jill wrote that they took pictures and that is what took so long. I don't understand that. I may get the dress form before I see the pictures at this rate! Too bad I have to leave town next weekend. I won't even get to use the dress form for a month. I'll post pics as soon as I get her out of the box.
Better than most stuff on the tv though, I have to agree.