Apparently that’s what I am. Well, that, and also incredibly naive. I spent all of my sewing time today trying to wrap my mind around an FBA for that pattern with all those seam lines–and DARTS!!! Did you know there were darts too?!?! Of course you did….I’m always the last to know. So I tried to do it the slash and spread way (a couple different times/ways), but I just wasn’t convinced, and I’ve only got enough fabric to goof up the bodice once and still have some left to fix it. And then, I happened to remember that Shams had mentioned the pivot/slide method from here she’d recently tried. And I thought to myself, “self, this might be exactly what you’re looking for”. So I traced it out with the FBA, but now my brain is tired, my feet hurt, and I’m quitting for the night. I know that it’s sort of like one of those episodes on TV where they tell you to tune in next week, (which I absolutely hate), and I’m sorry, but that’s all I’ve got.
If I manage to successfully FBA this dress, I’m absolutely bumping my skill level up to like semi-advanced or something. 😉