Today, I ordered my fabric! This feels like a huge step forward. I’ve been waiting to get paid before ordering and it felt like I was just treading water.
I’ve also been doing tester garments. Some of my original plans for patterns haven’t worked out as planned. I will be using the same skirt pattern, but not the blouse. My plan is to use Simplicity 3789 as the body, with a vintage collar and sleeve to give it a more vintage look.
This pattern is from their “BCD” collection, meaning it has seperate pieces for B, C, and D cup sizes. This makes fitting the garment SOOO much easier. I’ve made a tester blouse, using the sleeve and collar that comes with the pattern, and it looked great. The 40’s blouse was just doing nothing for my figure. This week, I will make a wearable, I hope, tester blouse using the collar and sleeves from Hollywood 6151 on the bodice of the above pattern