We did end up taking a very nice walk in Ping Tom Park yesterday. It was chilly, but sunny - perfect weather for walking. Especially when you need to walk off the banh mi you've just eaten! Here are some snowy pics I took:
|looking toward downtown from the south end of the park|
|I love the yellow branches, white snow and black benches.|
|I'm not really sure what this structure is!|
|The Windschief hat and cowl in action!|
|snowy rocks by the river|
|the "pagoda" next to the river|
|view of downtown from the north end of the park|
I've been reading Fit for Real People, in hopes of figuring out what I need to do with my Peony muslin. It seems to confirm what I was beginning to suspect: I've been choosing the wrong (too large) size for myself. Although my size 0 front bodice piece seemed like it would be too small when I pinned up the darts and then held it up to my body, my size 2 muslin is clearly much too big, and the difference between the two sizes isn't all that much. So my next move is going to be to shorten and narrow the darts, after I've moved them. The bust darts need to come down about an inch and the waist darts of course need to be moved an inch or so toward the side seams.
That's something that confuses me about this pattern. I can't think of anyone who has boobs with their apexes so close to the middle of their chest, which leads me to believe that Sarai moved these darts toward the center as a design feature. So far, I haven't come across any finished dress that hasn't had the darts moved out to the side, and conventional wisdom is that these darts should extend down toward the waist in line with one's bust apex. I spent a fair amount of time over the weekend trolling the internet looking for pictures of finished dresses, but wasn't able to come to any conclusions about this.
I was going to move on and print out my Pussy Bow Blouse pattern and start assembling it - and now my printer won't work! I think the universe is telling me I should go clean the bathroom . . .