There has been some doubt in the back of my mind as to whether or not this would fit. I found that as I've aged there has been some welcome and un-welcomed expanding going on.
But part of the denial process, I cut the straight skirt variation of this pattern.
Even as I calculated that the straight skirt wouldn't work out as in the pattern envelope photo, I plugged on. In my state of denial, I thought that I could leave out the darts and try to edit it that way. I was wrong.
Fingers are crossed that it will work out. I'm going to leave out the darts and gather at the bodice/skirt seam line instead.
|Bodice Front Lining|
The red jumper fabric, I believe, is a polyester and it has a wee bit of stretch. (Not enough stretch for the straight skirt variation though.) The lining fabric is 100% silk.
Sew, that is my progress on the jumper for tonight.