And this time, it's for real!
The Jasmine that teased and taunted me through multiple fits and four evenings of unfinished frustration is done - and I think it's rather gorgeous.
It fits like a dream (
Happy Valentine's Day!
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- Pattern: Colette Jasmine
- Fabric: polyester crepe from the Maison Dorée.
- Fit changes: too many to mention... I ended up with a size 8 and an FBA, with a sizeable wedge taken out at the top of both the centre front and centre back seams. Although in the end this isn't so far from my usual adjustments, the journey there was tortuous, and a belated pattern review search revealed that I am not alone in experiencing nightmarish fit issues with this top.
- Other changes: three-quarter length sleeves, finished with an elastic casing instead of a cuff. I wanted to do a cuff but by that point I was so fed up with sewing it, I just took the short cut, and I don't really care anyway. I also lengthened the tie by about 30cm.
- Make again? : yes definitely! BUT only now I've got the fit sorted. If I'd known in advance how difficult that would be, I probably wouldn't have bothered.