I have a big bum. Bigger than most vintage patterns that fit my waist and chest size by a couple of inches (either side) so make that between 4 and 5 inches.
Why am I telling you this? I am, as most women are, not your traditional size and not by long shot when it comes to vintage patterns. 26 waist? Yes. 34 bust? Yes. 36 hip? No. I wish, and I have kidded myself for around a year now that sooner or later by bum will shrink and fit into the lovely dresses I have made. Maybe, if I get back on top of running, it will. Right now though, it won’t.
So this is a reminder for me, as much as it is an honesty with you, that I won’t make a dress up again without adjusting the pattern for my protrusions and I will celebrate my big round peach in all of its glory so I can flounce about in the things I wear rather than frustratingly try them on and think “nope, bum’s still not small enough”.
Anyone else have to adjust vintage patterns to fit their derrière?! I’d love some advice!
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