Now that I've read Fit For Real People, I feel a bit more confident about adjusting the fit of my existing clothes. Even the existing clothes that I made in the first place! Remember my very first tunic?
The sun was out yesterday and I had a hot date with my friend Ruth visiting from Ireland. With the kids out of the house for most of the day I spent an unfeasible amount of time making adjustments. Pinning, basting, trying on, sewing Scandinavian-style (i.e. sans clothing), trying on again, pinning, basting, etc. I still don't have the confidence to put darts in, but I did some serious side seam shaping. See the basting lines?
I took it in to the point of hard-to-pull-on-over-my-head. But what a difference! The bulkiness under the bust before alterations irked me:
And after I was done?
I feel much happier in it. More uncomfortable perhaps because I have to watch my posture, but happier none-the-less!