|Back view. Pink zipper with key hole feature.|
However, as a seamstress, it is really helpful for me to get used to sewing for different body types, and sometimes there are lessons to be learned about what works for one body type and not another. For example, I adjusted the width of the sleeve opening, and made the sleeves longer than I usually would at Stevie's request. Also, I had to adjust the bust quite a lot, which really isn't a plus sized issue as much as a well endowed issue that I have run into before when sewing for ample bosomed friends of all sizes.
What I learned from sewing for a plus sized person? Really, it is pretty much the same as sewing for anyone else, except that there aren't as many patterns available. Shame on pattern company's for their laziness. Thank goodness for Colette, who at least goes up to a pattern size 46-38-48.
I will say that it is slightly easier to sew for people without measuring them myself if they are a smaller size. That is simply because people carry their weight so differently. I would be nervous making a standard dress above about a modern size 12, only because it would be hard to know exactly where each person carried their weight beyond the bust, waist, hip measurements. Hopefully, as I continue to improve as a seamstress, I will learn ways around this for my future Etsy site, where I will not be able to take people's measurements myself. Of course, getting more comfortable with stretch fabrics will help with this.
And here I am wearing a gold dress and a green pill box hat, because, you know, I hate to stand out.
Thanks Stevie for tea, and for being such a delightful model! Looking forward to hanging out soon!