OMG?! WTF?! Why is the bodice ridonculously wrinkly and baggy? And the right more than the left?
I couldn't tell from looking in the mirror what the problem is, but I think it is clear in these pictures that the bodice is way too big. This is so strange, because a size 12 generally fits me well.
At first I believed the front bodice fit, but it too may be big, as the top is gaping:
I cropped out the full decolletage shot, as it is rather scandalous! The Captain is lurking in the background.
Conversely, I may have a bit of a "large buttocks" issue. Referring to my newly purchased "Fitting & Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach" reference book, the pulling going on here:
Is awfully similiar to that in the picture. However, the behind area doesn't feel tight; instead, it almost seems as though the lines are due to too much fabric above the behind to the waist. Has anyone experienced this before?
I believe my new book, which was recommended last year on Miss Celie's Pants, will be really helpful in solving challenging fitting issues. But I wonder if this fitting issue is even more basic: should I simply go down a size in the bodice? Even then, I question whether the bodice will be small enough, because it seems very big. Perhaps I need to shorten the bodice itself? I do believe that I have a shorter torso than most.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!