Crap! I basted my bodice together and photographed it in the last post before reading the instructions clearly. Thankfully a lovely commenter knitbunnie pointed out that I’d pinned the back wrap round to the side seams when it was only supposed to go just past the back darts. I hadn’t started making any changes yet so no time wasted, phew.
Here it is without any other changes aside from pinning it in the right place.
Gah! Now it’s too loose in weird parts that are extremely hard to pin out when you’re working by yourself. I am flexible but I don’t think I can pin out the excess at the back without dislocating something.
At the moment this is a 16 at the shoulder grading down to an 18 at the waist. I’m thinking about leaving the 18 at the waist and recutting the shoulders/bust as a 14 but adding an FBA. The FBA would also lower the bust point a little which wouldn’t hurt.
Dagnabbit, it’s moments like this that I realise how out of my depth I am when it comes to fitting. It’s partly why I signed up for the sew-along in the first place. But it’s okay, I can let my impatience and complete lack of attention to detail run wild with the quick party dress projects since the Crepe Sew-along runs at a slow and steady pace through January.