After the last post, hereafter known as the ‘back fat special’, I need to show you how I fixed the problem, with thanks and enormous gratitude to you, dear readers.
Karey had success with converting horizontal darts to french darts in the past but I was scared about the bias pull, I haven’t had much success with oblique darts in the past, but perhaps they need to be conquered. Lots of you commented about ‘simple shapes’ being just too simple to FBA. There’s no doubt that the more panel lines a garment has, the more opportunities for adjustment there are. And those adjustments look less obvious and more purpose built. JIC you need references, I think you can’t go past the Curvy Sewing Collective for FBA tutorials – crikey, how many times have I linked to those full bust adjustments?!
Chris from Make and Wear suggested I add a panel to the back of Claudia. As soon as I read that comment I was off to the cutting table. Thankfully #1 son was home because adding to the back needed someone with a good eye and an aversion to stabbing pins into live bodies! Thanks to Chris, the Claudia is wearable. There will always be bra strap showage – bodies and garments move, thankfully my bra straps don’t. But maybe a happier colour fit to be seen?
By the way, choosing a nearly black wall as background will cause your camera to overcompensate with under exposure – blah! I’ve just been listening to the Stitcher’s Brew podcast. In episode 7, the girls interview 2 Rachels, 1 of whom is a professional photographer and the other the lanky british/brazillian blogger – great discussion about blog photos. Episode 8 they interview 2 bloggers about colour – great info.
There is a very excellent bra made by Lululemon which the Princess alerted me to. She was especially impressed by the broad high strap that supported the fatty area under the arm in us broad shouldered weightlifting types!
It unfortunately didn’t come in a size that fit me, the cups did indeed runneth over. But this strapping would be fantastic to add to a bra (me made) in an attempt to counteract the many years of compression causing fat atrophy in the bra band region. It was a lovely smoothing silhouette. Have you ever tried one of their bras? This one is the Enlite and it was very smoothing ‘in real life’ on the princess.
But I really do prefer Claudia with a denim jacket for coverage!