So, anyhow, sewing project:
I posted this one a few weeks (or is it months?) back, as one of the favorites in the large batch of vintage patterns I got from my neighbor. I'm going to make (or attempt to make) version A on the left, in a cozy flannel. I finished drafting my pattern alterations last night. I have a few misgivings about how this one will come out, because the pattern straight out of the envelope basically makes a long cylinder with bust and shoulder darts and sleeves. The upper part of that cylinder looks to be a good fit for my measurements, but the bottom part would sew up into something a good two inches smaller in circumference than my actual ass. So I had to add some curve to that previously stick-straight side seam, and I'm not sure how that is gonna look made up. I put in an extra inch, tapering out from the waist to the hip, on the front piece, and an inch and a half on the back piece, for an extra five inches in circumference, which I hope will give me enough wearing ease. I've never had a dress with this shape because they're not likely to fit off-the-rack, so I don't even know if it'll be a good look for me if it does fit. But I like the idea of it, so I'm going to forge ahead.