January 30th, 2011

Dress form frustration

I've finished binding all but the bottom tabs on one half the stays. So I decided to get a move on with the 17th c project. Except when I went to go put the stays on Antoinette, they aren't fitting. She's not squishable enough, and she's too short waisted, despite the fitting I've tried to do with all the pads. So now I'm not sure what to do, since this means I won't be able to fit the bodice to her, just to me. And it's an off the shoulder bodice, which means it's going to be pretty much impossible to fit it on myself. I'm very frustrated...