Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting to know Betty

Yes I finished the dress - at last - loads of unpicking to get it fitting just right. I had to tweek the pattern to get it to fit just right - just the top really - the skirt has a lovely tulip shape.
I learnt something very important about Betty though - she just stands straight all day long - I need to bend move stretch my arms etc etc - and guess what the dress is a little too snug :(
It cuts into me when I move my arms forward - well I suppose I could avoid that movement altogether - mmmmm - it cant be undone as it is signed sealed and delivered eg seams all trimmed. Oh well - you live and you learn - the pattern I used was Vogue V8511


  1. Will you have to stand next to Betty and hold her posture whenever you wear this dress? I hope not. The dress looks lovely. Who needs arm movement!?

    Carolyn x

  2. I think the dress is lovely, can you save it for skinny days?
    Also, just checking that you have contacted your swap partner for my Christmasy swap and everything is OK?