On the perils of sewing without fitting
My sister sent me pictures of Katie wearing her new dress.
Ugh. Let’s just say it’s big.
Very big. Ginormous even.
My belief that making kids clothes doesn’t require in-process fittings because they have stick bodies with no curves for which to account has just been debunked. Again. Why do I keep on insisting that this erroneous belief is true after countless experiences to the contrary? I don’t know. Maybe I am just dogged by dogma. *sigh*
the crime photos, I mean evidence:
See what I mean? GINORMOUS!!!!!
I am so disappointed that I am going to do something I don’t even do for myself. I am going to alter this dress. I am going to take in at least 2 inches of circumference from the side seams, if not more if I can without destroying the armscye shape completely. I should be able to do this without removing the facing.
She does look cute though, doesn’t she? And I love these colors on her. Incidentally, my sister, her mom, said that Katie had just told my sister that her favorite colors were now pink and green. How fortuitous is that?
My new sewing rule going forward:
“Always check the fit, even if, and especially if, it is to be a gift.”