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  • Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - Back Bodice

    We're almost done fitting the bodice of Vogue 8664, we just have a few slight adjustments to make to improve the back pattern.  If you missed any of the progress, catch up by reading the previous posts, I'll wait... 1.  Garment Ease 2.  Fitting - Bust, Waist, Hip Position 3.  Pattern Correction - Bust, Waist, Hip Position 4.  Fitting and Pattern Correction - Back Neckline Gaping 5.  Fitting - Shoulders 6.  Fitting and Pattern Correction - Armhole Great!  Now that you are all caught up.  Let's take a look at the back bodice fitting.  You will remember from last time...

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  • Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - Armhole

    Hi everyone!  We're back to fitting the shoulder and armhole area of Vogue 8664.  Hopefully you'll stay a bit and follow along.  Last time, we talked about fitting the shoulder area and I mentioned that there were some adjustments we needed to make to the shoulder width and the across back on the pattern and below you will see I have outlined them. The first photo shows the original seam lines on the pattern, the last photo shows the seam line of the corrected shoulder and across back, and the center photo shows the comparison between the two.  Looking at...

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  • Fitting - Shoulders

    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...

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  • Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - Back Neckline Gaping

    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...

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  • Pattern Adjustment - Bust, Waist, and Hip Position

    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...

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