Can it be salvaged?
So I’ve been working on my B5523 dress. This version 2.5. If you will recall, I made one that was too big (sz 14) but yet still needed an FBA. Then I muslined my first real FBA (that’s the .5 version). Then I transferred all my changes and cut out a sz 12 with an FBA. Should have been perfect right?
It’s still too big and where the sleeves attach to the bodice looks funky. It’s t0o big from the bodice down and it’s way too full in the back. I haven’t finished the hems yet with my coverstitch because I want to see if I can alter this dress (despite serging all the seams) to make it work in one last desperate go.
Here are some really grainy pictures of the dress on me (reminder to self: get that *%^*&** camera pronto)…
From the front, not too bad.
From the back, not the greatest, but not awful.
From the side, all kinds of hell going on. The hem isn’t straight, the bodice slants up at least three inches in front. I look way fatter than I actually am. This is not a good look. Why am I still having problems with the bodice after my FBA? Why is it tilting up so high in front? Anyone have any suggestions? Can this dress be salvaged?
I have even called in reinforcements, my teacher Thea. Remember her? I emailed her out of the blue and hopefully she can stop by this weekend to help me with the fit of this dress. I will be honest, I don’t know what’s wrong exactly. Is this a silhouette that just doesn’t work for me? Am I beating a dead horse?
I’m hoping an unbiased pair of eyes can tell me what’s wrong and that Thea’s expertise will help me salvage this dress.
Cross your fingers for me.