In Fitting Fashion
Feb 29, 2012
In the off chance that you haven't heard of the Center for Pattern Design, please follow the link and check them out. They are doing great work to preserve the skills of pattern making and draping and have many books and workshops on the subject. They are worth a go see! I received their newsletter today which included a link to this video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Mary Martin 1953
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...
Feb 22, 2012
Well, I think this quote pretty much sums up drafting and fitting sleeves! I am sure you agree. Once you start, you have no choice but to keep going! I started the journey by drafting the Straight Sleeve in "Dress Pattern Designing" by Natalie Bray. I chose it because it is the only sleeve I have found that appears to have the correct sleeve head shape required for an actual arm. Here is my draft: It looks pretty promising doesn't it? The cap height, the curve lines, all appears in good shape. Well, after what I thought would be...
Feb 09, 2012
In case your wondering, I haven't forgot about you glamorously curvy girls! Here is a post on the EFG Bust Adjustement which is my version of what others call the Full Bust Adjustment. Again, I am showing this correction based on the Belle Bow Blouse, it will be applicable on similar styles. After all the work done earlier this week, showing you this correction is easy because it is the exact opposite of ABC Bust Adjustment. Sorry, no muslin photos of this but I think you get the idea-let me know if you don't! How to recognize if you need...