Fibremood #Elma

As I sit here and write this blog, I’m shoveling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream down my throat. I think about 2020, and I shovel more ice cream down my throat. Not only for the current state of the world that breaks my heart, but all the other personal things that can be piled on top of all this crazy mess. Thank you so every person that reached out to me sending their love and prayers. It is very appreciated. I love the community of friendships I have built over the years through the Instagram and in my everyday life. 

As I am coming back into the swing of life, I made my very first garment in over 2 MONTHS!!! That’s so crazy to me!! I normally make at least 2-4 items a month! Before my life became a hot mess, I was asked to try out the Elma pattern by Fribremood and OF COURSE I said yes!! I’m obsessed with just about every pattern they have. They are extremely beginner friendly and they are easy to follow instructions. 

ALSO, very important right – the fit!! It’s honestly perfection. I don’t typically make more fitted tops especially with buttons!! I definitely have a fuller chest than most expect and I struggle with Full Bust Adjustments. I just don’t really ever feel like putting the effort in. Because it’s a lot. That’s just my opinion and I realize it’s been a game changer for some people. For me, though, it’s just another step that makes the process longer! 😂 Sewing has and always will be fun for me. Once I start getting that technical, it sucks all the joy out of it for me.

WITH THAT BEING SAID – I did not have to make one single adjustment to the bust on this and it fits perfectly!! For those wondering I wear a 34DD and I made a straight size 10. I think the slight flare of the hem of this pattern is what truly makes it!! 

I cut about 4 inches off the bottom to add the ruffle. I also didn’t have the correct elastic for the arms, so I just stirred it instead. 🙂 However, I think I would prefer the actual elastic the pattern calls for. 

The other thing is that I didn’t make any adjustments and I didn’t need the elastic in the shoulders. Tbh, I’m not really sure why I didn’t need it. But it fit perfectly without it!

Fun little life update! WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!! And this was my first project in my new sewing room. I painted this wall just for photographing my makes. 🙂

If you have any questions about the pattern or fit, feel free to email or dm me on IG. I always love chatting!! 🙂


Courtney Jean

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