I'm not so pretty today, which explains why I have no head. I'm going quite slow on this top and will probably not finish it today because I have work to do for my beginning sewing students and I'm not feeling well today.
When I first made this shirt in the black w/white dots, I added a FBA that was probably too large. Now that I've lost more weight, I removed most of the FBA and all of the excess added under the bust. Still, I had to take in the sides by 3/4", that's a total of 3" to make it fit better. However, now it fits weird in other places, like the neckline and under the bust. Maybe it fit like that in my first version of this blouse, but that fabric was much softer than this stretch cotton shirting.
There is also too much fabric going over the bum which I should have removed at the princess seam instead of taking it all from the side seam. The shoulders are too long and I should have noticed that they needed to be reduced before I sewed in the sleeve and serged the seams together. Oh well, since I don't expect to wear this one for very long, I'll keep it as is.
If you were wondering where I got the new short sleeves from, they are the short sleeves from Sandra Betzina's weird blouse V1017. Sorry, but the pattern is now OOP. I really liked them on her pattern envelope and think they are perfect with all that puff for this blouse. I still have to sew buttons and buttonholes and hem it. I'm thinking that it needs to be shorter by maybe 2 inches. What do you think?
I hope everyone has a great week.