I will chose independent restaurants, fabric stores and grocery stores over giant corporations any day.
They also sell patterns in pdf format (for $12 instead of $16) which suits my instant gratification compulsion just fine. Besides, the Jasmine is just ME.
I printed and taped the pattern. Then I checked the size chart and picked 14.
At this point a careful reading of the instructions shot. Apparently some patterns still include seam allowances. Go figure...
|Jasmine / TNT comparison|
I compared their pattern to my favorite version of my favorite Marfy 0692 free pattern from forever ago and the difference is big! Colette is very proud of their skinny ease (I read that somewhere on their website, can't find it again), but when I measured the actual pattern (even without the SA's) I came up with 4"! The armhole is substantially lower then my TNT. Their is no way that the picture shown above follows the true pattern ease.
Did you notice that the bust, waist and hips aren't marked?
I like the fabric, don't love it, but it seems to fit the pattern. SO, if I can't get it to work its a lesson learned. But, its a nice concept, pretty picture.
I'm getting help from my fitting buddy Diane tomorrow so I'll post more pics.
Until then I have about 3 other projects going on so, on to the next.
I also got my birthday present in the mail today. I'm going to learn French by Rosetta Stone!
Speaking of birthday... I have to finish 20.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education by the end of the month in order to maintain my license to count. Yay me! Texas Board of Public Accounting, ruining birthdays state wide!