If you read my post about the failed project I recently attempted, then you know I was working with a size 12 pattern and it was too small. I blamed it on the fact that the fabric was not stretchy although according to my ready-to-wear size I am a size 8.
I have two different fabrics that I want to use to make a vest. The front will be the print below and the back will be a solid dark burgundy. At least that's the plan.
This fabric is from a thrifted skirt score at one of the Goodwill Stores I visited last month. I cut off the band and the hem. It isn't quite enough fabric for one piece; so that's why I want to do a contrasted vest. Will provide an update when the project is completed.
So after I took my measurements on a full stomach (don't want anything too tight after I eat). I circled them on the back as shown below. Well.... thinking I'm thinner than I really am this shows me to be somewhere between a size 14 and 18.... remember the waist measurement was on a full stomach; so maybe its really between a 14 and 16. This almost hurts my feelings, but it is what it is. The measurements don't lie. At least not today.
I'm really glad I took the measurements... you know the old saying... "measure twice; cut once" - I think I should live by this rule if I'm going to sew regularly.
So my advice to anyone reading this post and is considering sewing; be sure not to do what I did and check your measurements before you cut.
Lastly, I ordered a dressform in a small today. Lord help me if its too small!