|Little sister in green tunic S2371|
|Sis in S2705 jacket and top|
|Sis in S2705 top|
The difference between sister wearing these, and me wearing them, is night and day on fit ... and has triggered an almost obsession-like desire for me to get the pattern alterations down to make myself a top that fits this nicely. I want, I want, I WANT! No top has fit me like this since I was a sophomore in high school and hit that "out" growth spurt and got both hips and bust ...
Couch-surfing at sister's house for the trip was an interesting experience ... because her golden retriever thought it was wonderful to have people in the living room in the (*EARLY!*) morning. He didn't jump onto the hide-away bed with us, but it's been a while since I've woken up to dog breath.
When I showed my mom the pictures on the camera of sister in the clothes I originally made for me, even she commented that my sister is making out like a bandit on my sewing, practically getting a new wardrobe just with this visit ... not to mention sister's request list. Along with the tunic sister asked for in the fall, she also wants a twirly skirt to wear for her ballroom dancing lessons ... and after I let her try on my denim Victorian ... sister wants a corset of her own. She's even picked out a specific pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets book, which she had sent to me as my Christmas gift. Sis wants the "Large blue jean corset, 1890-1900" on page 66.
Mom wants ... well, that's a whole 'nother post. Let me just give a word of warning to those of y'all who are making corsets: Don't let family try them on! Unless you want to have your to-sew list grow ... Mom and Sis will no longer ask how I can stand to wear them, or remark how uncomfortable they look anymore. Figuring out when they can come down to be fitted will be an interesting challenge.