I’ve started working on the Washi dress by Rae, thinking it could fit my growing belly. I haven’t actually started any sewing, but yesterday I did cut my fabric – not feeling too fond of this fabric so we’ll see it might become a wearable muslin.
Obviously my body has changed a lot since last autumn: I painfully realised it this week when I tried my Cambie dress to see if I could make another one with minor adjustments. Apparently I can’t! Thankfully my hips and backside have not grown but I couldn’t even zip the damn dress and I still couldn’t breathe properly. I know many of you will think « what exactly was she expecting? ». It’s hard to get used to a body that is changing so quickly when it took me years to acknowledge the one I live in. The result is that I have mixed feelings about engaging in bigger maternity projects like dresses (I have adapted trousers to maternity wear, it works great and I’ll soon show your the results).
Anyway, I’m not here to ramble about growing bodies but just to make a request to pattern designers: could you please indicate clearly on the pattern pieces whether or not the seam allowance is included and if so, how much is it? It took me ages yesterday to find the info for the Made by Rae Washi dress. It’s not even on the first page of the pdf pattern! I mean, I’m already supposed to print the stuff, so it’s my ink I’m going to spend: why not type it down on the pattern pieces?
Thanks, I feel better now! Have a great weekend 🙂