Finished garments are a little low on the ground here at Diana & Me at the moment, but my sewing machine is keeping busy. In line with this year’s plan to sew a more wearable wardrobe, I’m using January as a sort of preparation month, taking some time to get things ready for speedier and less stressful sewing ahead….
Ok, so I’ve gone a little bit hardcore on Colette patterns – I’m halfway through Ginger and Jasmine, and started cutting Clover this morning. But Truffle (main reason for wanting the Colette Handbook) is done, though I didn’t bother with the ruffle:
I think this is actually a good fit on the front – those weird diagonal creases are just because I haven’t ironed it. And left it wadded up in a ball in the corner for the last week. But over on the back…
There’s room for a small backpack in all that excess round the shoulder blades! It definitely needs adjusting. But I have no idea what this issue is called. The Handbook only talks about a sway back adjustment, which seems to be excess in the lower back – not up top, like mine. Help! Has anyone else had this problem? Do you know what it’s called, or how to correct it?
PS. I’ll close the blogiversary giveaway at midnight GMT tomorrow (Saturday 21st). In the meantime, here’s a better picture (camera works again! yay!)
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