Anyway, I had an epiphany of sorts while standing in front of the mirror, contemplating my fit issues.
Warning- I'm feeling my way in fitting so let me know if you have any thoughts on this!
First of all, I will have to make a sloping shoulder adjustment. It's causing some gaping in the back armhole. But forget that for now okay? (I blathered on about it a little bit here if you're interested).
I realised along with vertical folds near the shoulders, there was gaping in the neckline.
As I contemplated how to get rid of the neckline sag, I realised these issues are connected.
Here, photos make it easy to see.
Basically, my shoulders roll forward due to poor posture (no doubt due to the years of illness and tendency to hunch over a computer screen). See how it causes the neckline to crumple?
|Here I've exaggerated my poor posture.|
|Neckline looks much better right?|
I started thinking about what I'd have to do to get the pattern to fit my poor posture. Then I thought, wait a minute, maybe I should be changing myself, not the pattern!
Perhaps this Pendrell could be an opportunity for self improvement- what if from now on I teach myself to hold my body better? And if I don't my punishment will be a saggy neckline and *horror* wrinkles! lol!
Isn't it interesting how fitting increases your knowledge of how your body differs from a "standard" figure?
So, what would you do- adjust pattern, or adjust yourself? :)