My friend Betsy came over yesterday and we worked on her Uniquely You dress form. I did mine last year and she decided to buy one after seeing how much mine looked like me. I wrote a review on my dress form on patternreview.com. We had a nice day and she got her form looking really good. Instead of making a new form cover like I did, we were able to pin fit the cover that came with her form and got it to fit her. It had to be shortened a lot for her petite figure and the dress form accommodated her shortened back length perfectly. Fortunately she did not have to cut off and move the breasts like many short women, including me, have to do.
As far as sewing for me, I sort of blew my weekend project. I wanted to sew up my TNT jeans pattern to make capris. However, I forgot that I actually had a capris pattern for this block already done and I just folded up the jeans. Well, the legs were narrowed for the jeans, which isn't a good look for the capris. Also, I used a denim that didn't have any lycra and I forgot to adjust the fit for the lack of stretch. I can hardly get them zipped up! I think I'd be afraid to sit in them. So, now I have to wait until I lose about 10 pounds to wear them.
After this set back, I didn't do any further sewing until today. I decided to make a muslin of Simplicity 2971. It's such a cute t-shirt without looking boring and I thought It would allow for a full bust. It might, but it needs more work. I did increase the length over the bust so that the hem does hang straight, but it obviously needs more circumference around the bust and hips. The back needs more room over the butt too. Please don't let this ugly fabric distract from the pattern. I got it at FIDM for $1 yard. Do you think that this pattern looks good enough on me to pursue? I can't decide.