Tasia, the genius behind Sewaholic designs patterns with the pear shape in mind with a small waist and larger hips and thighs. Don’t let that stop you however because they work for other body types too. I guess I’m a petite hourglass in that I’m short and my bust and hips aren’t particularly va-va-voomy but I have a pretty tiny waist.
I made a combo of version A and B with the cap sleeves and Peter Pan collar in a straight size 0. I used a white Swiss dot underlined with white cotton. I didn’t want it to be so sheer I’d worry about what I was wearing under it. The cap sleeves are lined as well to keep things consistant.
The only alterations I made were to take a bit of volume out of the cap sleeves and adjust the neckline. As is the sleeves seemed to be a little too puffy, but that might also be the double thickness. I lowered the neckline half an inch so I could wear my favorite necklace without it hitting the edge. I also added half an inch to bottom of the collar so it wasn’t super skinny.
Alma #4 is version B in pink seersucker and a contrast white Peter Pan collar. I shortened the sleeves by 3.5” and debated adding a white contrast cuff/band. I shortened the sleeves last fall on Alma #2 and prefer this length on me.
I see myself wearing my Almas a lot this spring and summer.
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