After all the lovely encouragement from folks here and on PR to not be so self-conscious about my white and not-so-tight arms, I decided to go with th Burda cut-on sleeves. So that left the FBA to tickle with. FFRP recommended cutting off the sleeves and doing a FBA on the slashed bodice. But do I know better than FFRP??? Oh my. I decided to experiment, which is great, but my alteration isn’t going to work and I should just re-trace the upper front and start from scratch since I already cut it up quite a bit.
Re-tracing…. zombie look appears in eyes….
What is more fun than re-tracing? Why, it’s cracking open *another* fresh pattern. It was irresistible to me. I traced a dress from BWOF 2/06, #124 last night. I need to go out to the fabric store now to find an underlayer, because my lovely cotton batiste is very translucent. BWOF’s dress is in chiffon with a nude color underlayer. The model literally looks naked in it, those 2 layers of chiffon didn’t cover a dang thing.
This dress, thanks to the arm friends, is sleeveless and it has a CF ruche detail that will be easy to put in a FBA. Flighty, flighty, flighty; but why punish yuorself for doing whatever yuo feel like on vacation? Yeah, life’s too short.