SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Fitting Woes > Take in a lined dress ( Moderated by Deepika, Jacqui315)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Take in a lined dress
Skittl1321
star
Skittl1321
Iowa USA
Member since 9/9/07
Posts: 1112
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 4/9/12 11:22 AM

I made a simple lined dress this weekend. Although I made it with significantly less ease than the pattern called for, it still hangs on me like a potato sack.

Is it possible to take in a lined dress, without taking apart the entire thing? The fabric is bias cut, and seam ripping distorts it too much. I don't think I can deconstruct it.

I'm thinking I can just start at the arm hole, sew the seam allowance in a bit, and then grade it back out at the waist to add some shaping. As long as I do the same thing to the dress and the lining- will that work?
diane s
star
diane s
Oregon USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 5173
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 9:43 AM

that's how I would do it, I might also consider vertical darts vs taking in the side seams

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

Skittl1321
star
Skittl1321
Iowa USA
Member since 9/9/07
Posts: 1112
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 10:14 AM

Thanks- glad to know it is a decent plan.
I don't think darts would work with this dress (Vogue 1208).

With the hem finished the sack look doesn't look quite as bad as it did before, but it is pretty shapeless...
Twizard
Twizard  Friend of PR
Member since 2/11/12
Posts: 326
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 4/14/12 10:32 PM

There are some reviews of this pattern, and they all say the size is off, it was huge on them all. If you don't need to take it in at the shoulders, then your plan should work, If you are evenly shaped. I recommend you measure yourself carefully, front and back separately, and left side and right side separately, for hips, waist, and lower bust. This dress must lightly skim the body to look right. If you are unequally sized in left to right, or front to back, keep that iun mind as you take it in.

------
Pfaff 1471 and Passport 2.0, janome 8050, bernina 830LE & 580, Viking H 100Q; sergers singer quantum lock 5, baby lock protege, pfaff 794

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> Take in a lined dress

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Other Serger Pepper

photo
by: MayenDesig...

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Women's City Western Blouse Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Women's City Western Blouse Pattern

Pattern Details
Sew Chic Starter Skirt Pattern (ln1000)

Sew Chic Starter Skirt Pattern (ln1000)

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.