In Fitting Fashion / fitting techniques
Apr 13, 2012
If you guessed we would be working on shoulder corrections for Vogue 8664 next, you are correct! Yay! Don't you love being right? First, let's talk a bit about the key measurement points that determine the fitting of the shoulders. 1. Shoulder Width: measured across the back from one shoulder bone to the other. 2. Across Back: measured across the back at approximately 5" down from the CB neck bone. 3. Across Front: measured across the front at approximately 3" down from the nape of the neck at CF. 4. Shoulder Slope: the angle of your shoulder from the base...
Apr 09, 2012
Are you anxiously awaiting another post on fitting? Well, you're in luck. Today we are continuing the series on the fitting of Vogue 8664. If you've missed the first couple, jump back and take a look at Fitting, and Pattern Correction for bust, waist, and hip position. Neckline Fitting Now that we've made the appropriate length adjustments and put those key fitting lines in alignment with the body, we can move to other fitting issues. I've already prepared the muslin for the next fitting by stitching in the tucks we created in the first fitting. This allows us to continue...
Apr 08, 2012
Today, I will show you the pattern corrections associated with the fitting we did the other day which determined the correct position for the bust, waist, and hip. If you remember, we began with determining the correct position for the bust line and took a 1/4" tuck above the bust all the way around the garment. This 1/4" tuck translates to a 1/2" total length change in the bodice. Once we corrected the bust line position, the waist line position was perfect but the hip line needed to be moved up by 3/4". Correcting the Pattern First, draw a straight...
Apr 05, 2012
I expect you've all had an opportunity to check out my Introduction to Fitting over at A Good Wardrobe. If not, take a quick peak over there and come on back because this is a continuation of the fitting of Vogue 8664 which was used as an example in that post. OK, first of all, I was a little premature with announcing the "back neckline adjustment" in my last post. I often do this when I see a glaring fitting problems which I am anxious to correct. But if you did your homework, and I follow my own rules,...
Mar 30, 2012
Do you remember my Guest Post at A Good Wardrobe? Well, it was all about "The First Fitting". If you haven't had an opportunity to read it, swing over there for a bit and take a look because I will be doing a series of posts on the pattern corrections needed to make Vogue 8664 a better fitting garment. Hopefully as the series progresses you will see how the fitting process works, what to look for, and how to correct the problems we see. To start off the series I want to talk about ease. There are two types of...