Today I decided to change the name of the In-House Patterns blog. The last few days, I've been spending some time on the plethora of sewing blogs out there and it seems to me that there is a lot of frustration with how to handle fitting issues. In fact if you've read this article, you will know I was once frustrated too. These days, I'm more frustrated with the quality and fit of retail clothing which only seems to look good on a hanger. Sewing for ourselves solves the quality issue so I was thinking I might help with the fitting issues.
What I would like to focus on in this blog is fitting solutions. I'm not exactly sure at this point how I will address this but I am going to give it some serious thought. I feel that most fitting resources handle the subject from a perspective I'm not really comfortable with. Don't you cringe when you see "drooped buttocks", "broad hips", and "sway back" as titles to fitting corrections? Are you imagining what I am? I don't think it's appropriate to consider pattern alterations in this way, there must be a more positive perspective than this.
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions on how to approach this?