|artwork by Kyung Oak Lee.|
I've since learned that I had enlarged the scale incorrectly and that's why it never really fit well. Now that I know more about grading and the slash-and-spread method, I decided it was time to adjust my kimono dress as best I could from where it's at.
While it seemed counter-intuitive (& practically sacrilegious), I went with taking in an inch at both the back and front center (thereby creating a center seam in the middle of the front and back panel!)
But it worked and really didn't look bad at all. I also adjusted the flow of the shoulder line a bit, cleaned up the seam edges, ripped out some supercilious stitching I had done around the sleeves, and put in side pockets while I was at it.
I look forward to making the I Am Kimono Cut Dress again, with my new found knowledge and getting it right from the get go.