Pattern sizing always throws me. Especially for a dress like this one. In RTW dresses (especially empire waisted ones), I can get away with a S or even XS. Not so with this sucker!The finished garment sizes seemed way too big, so I decided to sew up a muslin. I started with a 10 (my normal pattern size... why can't it be the same as regular clothes? So confusing!) and it fits well. I wasn't originally going to add the bottom to the muslin, but I think I might just to see how it all goes together before I attempt this dress with my real fabric.
Several mornings last week were spent lying in bed, not quite ready to begin the day and not quite done with rejuvenating my body and mind, pondering how to add elastic into the empire waist so I could skip the zipper. Thoughts?
And just because she's so darn cute.... Zoe.