Sunday, August 26, 2012

Marfy 2745 and my first FBA

So, its that time of year again.  Time when the hot summer days get shorter, the morning commute gets longer and our thought inevitably turn to fall.  
Fall wardrobe that is...
Its also time for the Annual PR wardrobe contest.  Once again I have tossed my hat in to the race.
This is out of necessity.  As of September 1 I will need to do full bust adjustments rendering my old tops, dresses and jackets unfitting!  If you don't understand, here's a little comparison with a recently finished garment:
Before   --   AFTER
No, I'm not growing a belt.
I really like that jacket, but when I adjusted the sleeves so they didn't gap so much, there was too much room in the bust area.  Well, I can't have misfitting clothes so I had to find someone to take care of that.  my surgery is Wednesday the 29th (hopefully) I will let you know how it goes!
So, it looks like I will have to learn the FBA.  I fortunately left myself enough in that jacket, I will have to see how it goes.  I should be able to post better pictures next week.

As for the wardrobe contest, I really needed to get started on the jacket if I have any hope of finishing 5 pieces in September.  
OK, a tailored jacket was probably not the best first choice for my first FBA and those new fitting issues, but nothing ventured nothing gained...  
I have always believed in that in sewing you dive right in to the deep end instead of dipping you toe in the shallows.  Cautiousness is for work and accounting, you should sew full speed ahead!
Besides, I have more fabric... I can recut the top of the front if I need to.  I will never know if I need to unless I cut it in the first place, right?
Here is the pattern and my new jersey dress fabric *match-match heaven*  Anyway, they did include an underlay for the front pleat section.  But, they didn't include a full front facing piece, just the little top facing that is next to the magazine!  Boo Marfy!  I can draft my own lining (I probably would anyway) but please, throw me a bone with a full lining piece!
Anyway, I'm off to cut the lining and the interfacing!

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