So I learned a lot from making my last dress; for example, I am not creative or patient.
My attempt at making my own toile and bodice did not go well at all. I am hoping that, as I gain experience, I will soon be making fabulous bodices. I am lucky to see Trish Hasenmuller often, and she will be able to give me tips on my sick bodice.
In the meantime, I did order some wool to make a dress for the holiday season. I have been thinking about making this bodice from a pattern, and have been weighing the Laughing Moon Round Dress pattern, and the Truly Victorian 1861 Bodice. There is just one problem: I am larger than the largest sizes in both of them. Is this something that can be remedied? It may be addressed in Elizabeth's books, which I do not have here at work.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for other patterns? I don't want to mess up my pretty brown wool.