So Jo-Annes had a sale on Simplicity patterns. I bought 4. I mean.. they were two bucks EACH. So cheap.
I decided that since I have not used a real life pattern in ages that I should make a muslin first. I'm fairly smart sometimes. I'm making view A of this pattern. It's a long halter top sun dress.
I'm using an old cotton bedsheet.
I've decided to cut out the size that fits with my largest bits (bust and hips) and then adjust the waist. Is this the best way to go with this? I'm a fat hourglass, if that helps.
My final fabric is a cotton, light fabric with minimal stretch. I can add zippers or ties if needed to get the ease in, yes? I had sort of planned to just leave plenty of ease in the final garment and add a tie in the back for the waist...it seemed like all the patterns were for knits but I prefer other fabrics!
And lastly, the actual pattern itself. The directions are not that clear. It looks like the bodice is cut out twice.. and then the piece that you cut out with the pattern paper on backwards is then 'flipped' and used to line the bust?
What do I do with the dots? Make holes? Mark with pencil?
I also bought 2416, 2634 and 2917..anyone make these? And is it me or is the fabric requirements high for the tiered skirt and shirt?