Note: I am so behind on posting several of my sewing projects from the fall. Over the next few weeks, I will try to have complete posts about them before I continue with the rest of the more recent FOs. It goes to show, this blogging thing takes up a solid chunk of time! I completely understand how some people make blogging their full time job!
After I made my first Alma blouse, I decided I wanted to try my hand at another one. This time, I would do the full-bust adjustment (FBA) that I desperately needed.
I ended up doing a 1/2 inch FBA. The FBA worked very well, but I need to actually probably go down a size now that the bust fits, because the waist is too big.
In fact, I lengthened the shirt by about 2 inches and shortened the waist by about 3 inches. If I were to redo this, I would shorten the waist by about 1.5" and lengthen by about 0.5". My waist sits lower than I think it does. Don't you love that collar?
I have narrow shoulders, so I cut a size 8 for the shoulders. (This probably indicates that I have a wider torso.) However, since the rest of the body fits well now that I've done the FBA on top of the narrower shoulders, I'm probably a size 8 in Sewaholic patterns from shoulder to hip, with a 1" FBA required.
This was also my first sway back alteration. Look at that lack of comparative back wrinkling!
I sewed View A of the cap-sleeves (so I didn't do all of the alterations I had hoped to eventually do with the full sleeves), and View B for the collar.
By the way, do you watch New Girl? This is what Zooey was wearing in an episode. I'm totally on trend, ha!
Fabric: 2 yards of Black Dobbie from DenverFabrics.com @ $3.95/yd = $7.90+$1.79 shipping
Machine Upkeep costs: $3
Total Cost: $20.92
In conclusion, I love it! This is the Man's favorite sewing project I have completed thus far. That makes me very happy.