Yesterday I finally started to cut out the pattern for The Force Awakens Leia. Now it's the first time I'm making a jumpsuit, and according to the pattern I should need to add a lot to make it fit me. When I had the paper pieces cut out I felt that they were quite big though, so I started to wonder if I really needed to do so many alterations.
The only way of finding out was to make a mock up, and since my mother decided to call me at 7 am on a Saturday morning I had the time to throw something together, before I'm off to judge a ski jumping competition at 9.
So I've now made a lot of notes on the mock up, but the main things I'm going to change are these:
1. add a few centimeters all around the bodice (1-2 on each seam) below the waist. A looser fit would hide my belly better
2. Lengthen the bodice with 1-2 cm.
3. Seriously taper and shorten the legs below the knees. I want a tight fit so it will be easier to wear them inside my boots.
I've known that I have a tall torso, but this further proves that I my legs must be exceptionally out of proportion and my legs are extremely short. The fit was really comfy around my big thighs though, and that's not common.