Here's my finished shirtwaister dress, which is super comfy, but makes me look wide as a house.
The main fitting problem is that the shoulders of the dress are sticking out at least an inch beyond my shoulders, then the tops of the sleeves puff out as well. There is also a lot of fabric puffing out across the back. Add the width of the shoulders to my ample bust and my head is dwarfed. I will still be happy to wear it around home, and, apart from the fit, I am pleased with how I managed to piece it all together.
After seeing myself in all of my busty glory, I went with Johnny to the mountain bike track at Mclean's Island and slogged it out for over 10 km. I'm actually not sure I can lose weight, as I just seem to slowly gain. I need to really knuckle down so that I can be lighter for Zanny. Wish me luck! I'm not holding out any hope for my boobs reducing in size! They have a life all of their own.