I made a second attempt at a Renfrew today. The catalogue of changes I made to the pattern include (but are not limited to):
- Graded to size 12 at bust on front piece tapering back to 8 at waist
- Sleeve cap changed accordingly
- Overall length shortened by one inch at shorten / lengthen line
- Shoulder point moved half an inch towards neckline
- Shoulder slope reduced
- Neckband tightened / shortened by at least two inches (and it still needs to be more!)
The result is better, but still not the ever-elusive great fit. Excuse me, God, THIS IS WHAT I WANT:
Can anyone tell me how she did this?! It is worth mentioning that she has to FBA the Renfrew two sizes (like I did) but wherefore art thou, draglines? Just look how thoughtful this is making me:
So thoughtful. While I have God on the line (and also many helpful readers), please can we address how to pose for pictures without looking like a complete wally? My full facial repetoire is 'pensive' (see above)...
And 'benign'. How do you all take natural and normal pictures when you're modelling clothes?*
I do relax a bit when Jamie is behind the lense, but he knows nothing about ideal lighting.
To summarise: How do you solve a problem like a Renfrew? And then photograph the results without having to crop your head out.
*Or look natural and normal as you go about your day-to-day life, in fact.