I made a shirt last night! Apologies for the poor picture, it's night time here, so I had to use the flash.
Try to tear your eyes away from my hip flab (god, I have hip flab. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?)
I made this form, because I like filling in forms:Pattern used:
McCalls 4455 (view E)Changes made:
Just a few. I have a size 16 bust (damn those pattern sizes!) and a 12 waist, so that required some negotiation, plus I had to make the back peices a bit smaller.Would you make it differently if you did it again?
YES! So, patterns are made with a B Cup in mind, right? So when you make the size that fits your bust size (I wear a 34DD), it expects you to have a much larger underbust size (38B, I think?). Anyway, I took the back peices in a bit, but not the side front, so the arm holes gape in an unattractive way. It's also REALLY low cut, but you can't tell at all in the pic.
Next time, I'll make the centre front peices wider and higher and take an inch or so off the side front piece, which should fix the straps (they're a bit long). I'll also make it an inch or so longer.
I actually bought fabric today to make another one for an interview I have on Monday, but I'll see how my alterations turn out.
I do like the pattern, though, quite a lot.
what else? Um, it's fully lined, which I wouldn't ordinarily bother with, but I used a cot sheet to make it and it was really sheer, but I really like it lined, so I'll keep doing it.