Monday, May 11, 2009
I really like this pattern, sort of. It's Ottobre Design 2-2008-4. It doesn't fit well. It's too tight. The sleeves are funky and doesn't fit the armhole or my biceps. However, I love my color combination and the shape of the white stripe, I even like the placement. My next version will be from my TNT t-shirt pattern redesigned to have the stripe.
This pattern has a dart incorporated into the stripe. Problem is that it's too high for my bust. It would work out better for me if it was under the stripe instead of above it.
The sleeve seems wide enough at the cap, but is too tight at the bicep. Strangely, I don't usually have a problem with large arms.
Something strange is going on with the armhole/sleeve cap/shoulders. Any ideas on how to fix this are welcome. Not that I'll fix it on this pattern, but it would be nice to know.
Back is way too tight. This is a classic example of What-Not-To-Wear for the plus sized girl. This picture has made it very clear that I need to redouble my weight loss efforts. I've been failing miserably.
I'm ready to redo a couple of muslins but I've run out of muslin. Meanwhile, I'll start redrafting my TNT to look like the Ottobre pattern. Luckily, I have plenty more of these fabrics.