I tried to move this topic into the simp. 4998 sew-a-long, but I couldn't get it there.......origionally had it in the completed projects area.
This is my version of simplicity 4998, although from the front you can't tell that I altered it. This picture makes me look really thick around the middle.....what a bummer
The skirt is shorter than the pattern because I am short, I used the lining pattern for the top bodice and used ribbons as ties, I used white piping on all the seams around the bodice and I changed the back so that the top bodice back is only 2" or so with white piping on top and at the seam to join it to the rest of the back bodice.
It seems a bit big through the sides, but I find that once I wash something it shrinks even more, even if I pre-shrink the fabric, so I guess I will wait and see what happens.
I whipped through it, it took about 3 hours in total, I am pretty happy with it, but I hate this picture.......it makes me look fat! LOL it doesn't really bother me that much!
Any ideas what I could do to make the centre bust look more interesting? it seems plain and boring to me.......not like the print isn't loud enough already right?
total cost: $30 and everything was 50% off......good thing I like this! Its my most expensive so far.
comments/critisism welcome! Thanks for looking.
P.S. I discovered that if I use a ball of yarn to iron the bust darts it shapes it really nice.......also if the ball is your "size" you can make sure the darts don't end up looking like madonna's bullet bras once you try it on......