I sewed the skirt of the Russian Coat to the bodice, tried it on, and it looks like crap! When I tried on the bodice before, it seemed a bit tight, and I was sure I would have to block aggressively to get a comfortable fit. So, explain to me someone how this thing could have grown by about 8" just by putting the skirt on? It looks horrible! There is so much extra fabric in the back it sticks out like some fishtail skirt!
I'm so disappointed right now I don't even know if I can attempt any kind of fix today. This just doesn't make sense to me.
I've decided to set it aside until next weekend so I don't make it worse by jumping into some kind of fix that will make it worse :o(