Watch your grain!
I managed to lose 10 pounds in the last couple of days so here I am in the twist sweat, rather fitted but very comfortable:
Of course, I’m joking. I did not lose any weight. I just put on the shirt backwards. Do you recall me stating that the front is on grain and the back cross-grain? That’s how it’s supposed to be. But I made a mistake when cutting it and did it the other way around, i.e. the front cross-grain and the back on grain. Because the fabric stretches more width- than lengthwise, my sweatshirt stretches more in the back than in the front, which explains why it fits better when worn backwards (the shoulder seam should be in the back). In other words, the fit of the garment is achieved by playing with the grain, ensuring that it stretches more where the curves are: in the front. If you make this up in a fabric that stretches more lengthwise (such fabrics do exist), it’s a fact to remember. The sleeves are rather snug, though, despite my rather skinny arms but I’m hoping the bias will stretch over time. Now it just needs hemming 🙂
Conclusion: one size does fit all after all, Mom is happy about one more top, DD is happy with the partner look (shown: Avalon jacket). Yeah!