This is me in 2010.
Me last year just as I was starting dancing.
Me a couple of weeks ago.
This was me on Saturday.
It's dancing, for sure. I didn't know the change was that drastic, or rather, the 3" waist difference from those old pants to my new ones.
I'm a different shape from Onda as well. My bust is 2" smaller, my hips are 1 1/2" smaller, and my waist is 1" smaller. I'm basically the size Onda is with no foundation garments. Which calls for my new blouses.
I decided on the Simplicity because I really like the look of the blouse. It's a cool 30's blouse, but the sleeves and yoke are one piece. Leave it to the 30s to make garments that are not fabric efficient.
I traced out the pattern and I altered the bodice of a dress to a blouse using my slopers. My difficulty was the sleeve/yoke. Luckily I only had to make one mock up. I also have to remember that the width of this piece needs to be 24" wide, minimum.
I did have to alter the darts on the shoulder, which fit Onda pretty snug, but fit me rather fine. So Onda's shoulders are now wider than my own.
I like the fit of this one, but the facing for the blouse, which is built in, is super huge. I did some small adjustments on the real blouse, but plan on doing some more for the second blouse (already cut out).
More to come! Have a great day!!