I’m not modelling this because I had dental surgery today. My face is swollen. I look like a Jim Henson puppet and it hurts to smile. I will try and get some pics of me wearing it when I am in a better mood, but I wanted to post because I am soooooo impressed with this pattern. This is seriously the first pattern that has ever fitted me perfectly as is, straight out the packet with no alterations. I have a sack load of me-mades that I keep meaning to try and alter to get a better fit. Like most women I am not exactly the shape the majority of manufacturers had in mind when they produced their patterns. I have a narrow back and shoulders, largish bust for my frame, wildly fluctuating waistline and pearish hips. Despite this I have been very lazy and only recently started making muslins (toiles?). If I’m honest I have only really started now because a) it is a damn good way to get through the crappy stuff in my stash quickly, meaning I can then justify buying more fabric, and b) if I am going to use the lovely stuff I have been hoarding because I am scared I’ll screw up and waste it I want to make things that I will actually wear. The fabric I used here is a very synthetic knit I got off ebay for next to nothing – look how dodgy the print is at the bottom. I haven’t hemmed this yet so i will probably just chop that bit off and make it a bit shorter – I’m only 5 foot 2 so I always end up chopping stuff down anyway. Right – off to try and unwind. Anyone ever tried drinking coffee through a straw?