Ok Carolyn, this is for you ;-)
It's another two-fer day with posting. Don't expect this all the time.
I finally ended up making anothe Vogue 1250. I waffled about how it make it fit better and couldn't decide on the fabric. Sometimes I angst unnecessarily over such things. I had remembered seeing a picture on the Sartorialist of a woman in a navy blue dress with leopard print heels and I fell in love. So, in keeping with my trying to get some basics in my wardrobe, I chose this really nice navy blue cotton knit for it. It's heftier than just a plain knit and holds it's shape so far. I'm going to wear a slip under it so it doesn't get horribly stretched out during the day...fingers crossed.
I didn't like the first version because I thought it sat too low for me. The back waist seam hit too low on me and didn't look right or at least I thought so. Plus, I thought I needed more room in the bust.
I cut out the 16 again, but this time I shortened the bodice at the lines indicated by a full inch or a smidge more. The other thing I did was slide the large piece with the front and lower back away from the fold line by 1/2 inch, giving me an extra inch in the front. I couldn't figure out how to do an FBA and I figure this was the easiest way to get some added without messing things up too much. I think it worked great.
Unfortunately, my leopard print pumps still hurt the once broken baby toe, but I was able to get into another pair of my favorite heels without too much trouble. So tomorrow I will once again try to wear heels to work. I'll have a backup just in case.
I'm so happy I made another one of these. Oh and my BFF loved the one I sent her. She wore to a wedding recently and I was so excited to see pictures of her in it on Facebook. It fits her much better. She's a bit taller.
I just had to include this one. I thought it was too dark to take pictures so I started out inside. I set up the camera, clicked the delay button, walked to the spot and so did Swiper. He's become such a ham!