On with the fun stuff!
Zara has requested a very fitted bodice full skirted party dress for Christmas.
I think the oliver+s FairyTale will be just the job.
Now,my Twins are pretty canny. They can read a line drawing on a pattern packet well but Zara was a wee bit concerned it may be a bit babyish.
After all,she is 13!
Once I showed her this version,she was more then happy for me to proceed.
It is recommended to sew a muslin before cutting out your 'good' fabric for the dress as the bodice is very fitted.
After measuring Zara I cut the size 7 with the length of the 12.
I went with the size 12 darts as that was the length I drafted.
The front bodice,darts basted,ready for the next step.
Now,I said the front looked pretty good....
But the back needed some work.
A better fit around the waist but no go across the shoulders.
This worked really well and we were able to get a good fit.
Then I just join the dot-to-dot!
I also trimmed the waist back to suit Zara's high waist and design choice.
And there we have it.
A perfect fitting bodice for Zara.
In less time then it took me to listen to my new Jesus Christ SuperStar DVD.
Ready to unpick and start the dress.
I Can't Wait.