And my on-going saga of fitting woes.
One thing that sewing has taught me is that sewists must have a keen sense of their actual body and style. It’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of excitement and frenzy over the new prints, patterns, and fabrics out there. One has to really step back and think about – “would I actually wear that?”
As a woman, I also find that knowing ones body shape and size feels like a double edged sword. On one hand, its healthy because you have to evaluate your body without judgement – sway back adjustments, shoulder adjustments, FBAs, SBAs – are that – adjustments in fitting. On the blog-o-sphere, we post pictures and get help. It’s amazing.
Lately though, I’ve been feeling a bit lumpy. Middle age starts to shift stuff around. My sway back needs to be balanced by a belly front adjustment. I feel out of shape. (Keep in mind – I run and train others for half marathons and marathons). It’s stupid that I feel this way, right?
I have noticed that it’s affecting my sewing. The last several makes have been too big. I think that subconsciously I’m making clothing for the size I think I am vs. the size I actually am. And it’s creating fit issues.
The booty looks ok – but the legs and the front are baggy. I keep having to pull the waist up. Clearly, I have some work to do.
So, what’s the lesson to be learned in all this? I don’t know. Perhaps it is:
- Measure without judgement.
- Pick the right size and fitting will be easier.
- Fit the body you have and your clothes will look amazing.
And for me? Stop whining and do some sit ups if it bothers me so. Right?