ETA: Turns out two of the three views in BWOF call for a stretch fabric, but not my view. So, thanks to Elaray and Isabelle (she even checked in her French version) for pointing this out. I now think that all three views should have called for stretch. There is no way this dress will fit without a stretch fabric or adjusting the pattern. So, not my fault! But cautionary tale to always measure.
Well. I’m really disappointed. I finally got to finishing up BWOF #105 today and it’s too small in the bust. I am really surprised. I cut my usual 38. From what I can tell, the measured pattern is 88 cm at the bust point. I am exactly 88 cm at the bust point. BWOF says a 38 is 88 at the bust. Maybe I’m measuring wrong, but it’s too tight and unwearable.
It’s a really nice dress. I’m going to finish it up at some point and give it to my cousin. She’s shorter than I am but definitely smaller in the bust. I even lined it and gave a RTW finish with my invisible zip. Did I already mention I’m disappointed and really just confused?
Meh. I’m going to go eat candy.