Darned arthritis has flared up *bad*. The first joint on my middle finger, right hand and the thumb on my left hand are so swollen and sore I can't do any hand work today. So the kilt is on hold.
I will spend today making McCalls 5138
view D, but with short sleeves, for older DD for the trip this
summer. She has hemi-hypertrophy, and I like making things for
which actually *fit*. I have two shirts cut out, and yesterday
we had a fitting, so I'm good to go. I altered the collar to a
two-piece stand collar, and lowered the bust-line darts a bit
(why do pattern makers assume *everyone* has high perky
breasts???. You'd think they would include that alteration along
with the "petite" variation.)
The pattern is for "woven" fabric. One shirt is beige
oxford-cloth the other is a beautiful striped stretch fabric. I
cut the stretch fabric using one-size smaller. I'll probably
have one more fitting on that one to be sure it doesn't need to
be taken in more, it has quite a lot of stretch.
- posted 12 years ago