Black Clouds and Black Top
I worked on the black top last night but it needs more. The fabric grew a bit and it seems I was a bit over-enthusiastic in adding extra for the 'girls'.
You can see, there's just too much fabric in the bodice piece, especially around the sides. It's the whole batwing thing. I could do a flying squirrel impersonation with this! And it's very low cut!
As I see it, there are several options available to me:
1) I can throw this on the wadder pile,
2) I could have plastic surgery to fill up the bodice but that seems a bit extreme and then I'd have to learn to make even bigger FBA's. I don't think so!
3) I could take it apart (including that overlocked bodice seam, sob) and cut it down or cut new bodice pieces
4) I could leave the nicely finished seam and just put in a horizontal bust dart to take up the excess droop
or 5) I could take in the whole side seam and make the top fit more snugly widthwise. This might work? Do you think? There is certainly room to take out a bit of width.
So what do you think? Wadder, or worth fixing?
For the moment it's going to be dumped on the desk while I bury myself in writing yet more assignments. Roll on holidays!