In Fitting Fashion / fitting techniques
Mar 19, 2012
Once again, I can't leave you voluptuous gals out of the fitting tutorials! Here is the quick post version of the EFG Bust Adjustment for The Cool Cowl Tank. Please review The ABC Bust Adjustment - Cowl Neck post because all of the fitting issues that are presented for the small bust are exactly the opposite for a full bust. To summarize, if you need to make the EFG Bust Adjustment you will find that: The side seams will be slanting toward the front at bust level and/or The cowl neck will be pulling open and giving the appearance of...
Mar 18, 2012
Today, I want to show you the ABC Bust Adjustment for The Cool Cowl Tank. As you know, In-House Patterns are developed specifically for a D cup size. This means if you are an A, B, or C cup size, this correction may apply to you when using this pattern. This adjustment will also be applicable on any similar style. I will start with how to recognize when this pattern correction is needed. Whether you know your actual cup size or not, your test muslin will show specific fitting issues when you need this pattern correction. Please consider the photo...
Mar 12, 2012
Let's face it, fitting can be complicated and confusing so it's always good to have some good references available to help you figure it all out. Books are a good place to start when you are just beginning the fitting journey. I currently have two books specific to fitting. The first one I purchased was Fitting & Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach. I bought this one sight unseen, hoping it would be a good reference when I first got my job as a fit technician. It did come in handy a few times but I found the black and...
Feb 28, 2012
To catch up on the progression of this sleeve check out "Fitting Sleeves" and "Fitting Sleeves Continued". I think I am finally happy with my sleeve! Granted, it took me three full days of trial and error to bring it to this point but I feel most satisfied with this version. Here is the comparison of the sleeve pattern. If you remember, the black dotted line is the sleeve draft, the blue is my first successful sleeve, the red is my second (not entirely) successful sleeve, and the green is the pattern for the sleeve pictured above. The higher...
Feb 23, 2012
Admittedly, I am a bit of a perfectionist. This drives me and others crazy because I spend too much time on things that are already "good enough". Jo, from Making It Well reminded me of this post by Kathleen at Fashion Incubator and got me to thinking that maybe, I can still make some improvements to the sleeve from yesterday's post. So my sleeve fitting journey continued. So let's compare the photos. This is yesterday's "last sleeve": This is today's "final sleeve: This is a comparison of the sleeve patterns: I think it is clear that today's final sleeve looks...