I had a really big 'Duh!' moment a few weeks ago...
At some sale in times past, I picked up McCall's 5522; I liked the lines on it.
I've pulled it out a time or two and thought about giving it a go, but the thought of altering it gave me the shudders. Then, after I finished up my Labor Day projects I picked it up and suddenly noticed something that I'm sure I knew when I bought it but had completely forgotten: It's got different pieces for B/C/D cup sizes.
Suddenly, the whole alteration thing got much simpler and I began tracing the pattern and altering for my non-standard measurements.
About 10 minutes at a go. I've been working on this ONE pattern since Labor Day. And I'm ALMOST done cutting it out of some black-and-white striped shirting.
If I decide to put the ruffles on it, that is.
I cut out the ruffle pattern pieces and marked them to be cut on the bias; I thought that would look cool with the stripes.
But as I was cutting the main body of the shirt out, I suddenly got cold feet about the ruffles. Would they make it look to costumey? I didn't cut 'em.
Now, however, I'm swinging back the other way...ruffles are IN, they're different from other stuff in my wardrobe, My Sweet Baboo likes ruffles...what to do, what to do...
I think I'll cut 'em out for now; I've got some a couple of other things I want to cut out today and tomorrow before I head for the sewing room, so I've got a question for all my loyal bloggy buddies...
What do you think? Would the ruffles be Too Much?
Oh, and here's part of the reason I've been so slow at this: