In Fitting Fashion / fitting

  • Fitting - Bust, Waist, and Hip Position

    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,...

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  • Garment Ease

    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...

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  • The EFG Bust Adjustment - Cowl Neck

    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...

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  • The ABC Bust Adjustment - Cowl Neck

     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...

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  • Fitting Sleeves - Ease

    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...

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