The Fitting Experiment : The Hourglass Dress

Hourglass Dress Made By Runi
(this post will only be in english)

Here we are with our second fitting experiment! We’re a group of bloggers (in the future also not bloggers) who make the same item and show you how it looks on different people in different sizes and which alterations we needed to make. We have found a new blogger for our experiment. Next experiment even more people will join!

Anyways this time we decided to make The Hourglass Dress by Made By Runi . Sizing on this dress runs from us 4 to us 28. I made a 20 bust, 24 waist. I kind of botched my first attempt. I was not paying attention and I blended way too low, making it tight on my belly. The dress in the pictures I did do it correct haha.

Hourglass Dress Made By Runi
I still felt something wasn’t right in the bust shoulder area. I shrugged it off until I sewed up something else and the same happend. I stepped on the scale and remeasured myself. Turns out I’m the only 1 on the planet who lost inches during this corona lock down thing. So next time I’ll be making a us 18 bust. Ah well we live and learn and it’s totally still wearable. But let this be a lesson….measure twice …cut once 😉 .

The pattern has a lot of options, I made the flared version, you’ll see some of the other bloggers did the fitted version. You can color block , or not. I like to color block, cause that makes this dress a great scrap buster. I somehow always end up with long narrow scraps and they are perfect for this! So you can get another make out of the scraps from that pretty fabric you don’t know what to do with!

Hourglass Dress Made By Runi
I also really like that little detail on the shoulders. It breaks up the shoulders a bit. It’s not a difficult sew and it’s done fairly quickly. I will keep this pattern at hand to bust more scraps in the future for sure! Also check out the other bloggers! They look great! 🙂

Pattern: The Hourglass Dress

A special thank you to Made by Runi for sponsoring The Fitting Experiment makers with patterns so that we can share our thoughts with you.

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