In Fitting Fashion

  • 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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  • A Charming Sewing Video

    Here is a short educational film sponsored by the Simplicity Pattern Company.  I adore these vintage sewing films, they so clearly demonstrate the social norms of a certain time in history.  This one is from 1948 Do Home Economics classes exist any more?   I know many schools eliminated it with budget cuts.  I believe it is a huge loss.  What are your thoughts?

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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 Kimono Tee

    New Pattern Available Now!     This is the perfect pattern for quick sewing and easy wear. Designed specifically for knit fabrics and a D bust cup, this top features a contrast lace yoke, front bodice gathering, and flattering "V" neckline. The extended shoulder line and easy fitting bodice will keep you cool and stylish all summer long. The top also features a centre front and centre back seam for added interest and gives you the option to make this a colour block style.  This is a multi-size downloadable PDF sewing pattern in women's sizes XS - XL.  This pattern is...

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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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