In Fitting Fashion

  • Fitting Sleeves

        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...

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  • An Introduction to Fitting

     It's Monday!   I am thrilled to be doing a guest post at A Good Wardrobe on fitting today!   Please join Lizz and I for an Introduction to Fitting by following this link:  A Guest Post at A Good Wardrobe If you have any specific questions for me regarding the post, feel free to contact me or post a comment!

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  • Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - The EFG Bust Adjustment

     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...

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  • Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - The ABC Bust Adjustment

     As promised, today I am providing some information regarding a "small bust adjustment" specifically for the Belle Bow Blouse.  As you know, In-House Patterns have been developed specifically for a D cup size, so I am calling this The ABC Bust Adjustment. 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...

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