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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Sabrina Slims

Sabrina Slims Love Notions
(This post will only be in English for now)

This is so exciting. A few of us blogger started a fun thing, The Fitting Experiment. We got together with a group of people with completely different body types and sizes. We will all be making the same pattern, so you all can see it on different sizes and bodies. We are still looking to expand the group with more diverse people, so feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in joining us! Make sure to read through to the end, there’s stuff to win too! 😉

Sabrina Slims Love Notions
Our first pattern was kindly sponsored by Love Notions.  We made the Sabrina Slims . It’s a slim fit pair of pull on pants, with a ton load of options. I made the plain version with front pockets, you can add back pockets, there’s also a version with a seam in the front and a slit at the ankle, many options! I made a size 24 waist, 26 hips, 22 sight, 20 calf and I used ponte.

Sabrina Slims Love Notions
When it was just done it was way too big on my thighs, it’s not an uncommon thing for me, my legs are slimmer then the rest of me and fitting them can be a challenge. I ended up putting them on inside out and pinning out the excess. That helped a ton, but I’m going to need to do a full tummy adjustment on the next pair. I wish I had had time to try that and make another pair, but I got sick and I ended up running out of time. They are not bad at all for a first muslin tho! The pattern comes with a great instruction booklet for fitting pants, so you can use that when you run into fitting issues! A great resource.

A special thank you to Love Notions for sponsoring The Fitting Experiment bloggers with patterns so that we can share our thoughts with you. Love Notions has kindly provided a 20% off shop discount code for all our readers. Please use this code at checkout: FittingEXPSabrinas

In addition, Love Notions has given us TWO copies of Sabrina Slims to giveaway. For a chance to win, comment below. For more chances to win, comment on the other blogs too! You can check out their posts below:

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