Dear Dress Pattern Makers....
Dear Dress Pattern Makers,
I respect the fact that pattern making is probably a lost art. However, I have a beef with you that started in 1996 when my mom made a formal dress for me. See, I was attending a formal banquet and never having attended prom, I had no "back up dress" in my wardrobe. My mom made me a dress, cut to the pant size I was wearing at the time.
It didn't fit.
In fact, it was too small. This, sadly, caused me to cry and curse up a storm because I wasn't that big! The sad thing is, she needed to sew panels into that dress. Embarrassment doesn't even begin to describe it.
Fast forward to tonight. My mom sent me the bodice of my wedding dress. Thankfully cut out in scrap fabric as to not use the "good stuff", I pulled out the bodice tonight and went to try it on.
I couldn't even zip it up. Not one tooth on that zipper was zipped. Funny thing is...I had her cut it a size too big based on said experience from 1996. It still didn't fit.
So, now, I'm scrambling to find a pattern that is, literally, 3-4 sizes too big so that I don't run into this problem again. Talk about giving a girl a complex.
Yes, I could lose more weight. But that isn't the issue. The issue is that the size I--and every other woman on the planet wears--never seems to match a dress size.
Well. Unless you're a size 4.
I'm no size 4.
Is it too much to ask that dress sizes be the same as pant sizes?
A Bride Who May End Up Wearing Pants.