I spent about 2 hours today padding out the form again and creating the sway back curve, so I think I've finally worn myself out on the excitement of it all.
It really makes you take a long, hard look at yourself....
Here's what I did:
- Bought the FF system again, as I wasn't sure what pieces I would need, and figured I could replace pieces as needed. (The FF website has an a la carte option so you can buy individual pieces instead of buying the whole system again.)
- I wound up using a thigh pad for the upper back to create the swayback curve. Looking at these pix, maybe that bit in the upper back is too much??? I had tried the side back pad which was definitely too thick.
- I didn't use the upper hip pads at all this time as the form was getting a bit bootylicious.
- I used an old mattress pad cover (i.e. essentially batting) I found in a closet cleanout last weekend, and cut squares to create the extra padding for the hip area, and also a bit for the derriere. That way I had more control over the size of the pads, since the filler pads were just too much.
Yes, it's looking like the upper back curve is a bit too big... I mean, I don't have a hump there...
In other news, the Princeton students moved out this week and I scored two matching floor lamps with little side lamps, left at the dumpster I walk by practically every day. Finally, the illumination my sewing room needs!!!
B5638 marches slowly onward:
The V is too deep for my taste; I'm thinking I might redo that front inset panel again (and also find a decent tutorial on how to make a v that is not Becky-homecky)