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

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Simplicity 1878 Lisette Diplomat dress ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Simplicity 1878 Lisette Diplomat dress
How to make adjustments?
meleliza
star
meleliza
Member since 5/4/11
Posts: 835
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     2 Replies



Date: 4/15/12 7:10 PM

I'm a fan of the Lisette patterns in general and I like the shape of Simplicity 1878 but I can tell from the measurements that I will need more room in the bust. How would you make an fba in this dress? Would it be something akin to a princess seam adjustment?

------
Melanie

Sew4Fun
starstarstarstar
Sew4Fun
Victoria Australia
Member since 6/23/04
Posts: 4892
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



In reply to meleliza

Date: 4/15/12 7:49 PM

Quote: meleliza
Would it be something akin to a princess seam adjustment?

No, but if you look at the pattern pieces there is a bust dart is included in the horizontal seam that runs across the bust. Tape the upper and lower fronts together, and the bust dart should be obvious. With the pattern pieces taped together do your usual FBA then separate the pattern pieces. HTH

------
Belinda. Melbourne, Australia
http://sew-4-fun.blogspot.com/

meleliza
star
meleliza
Member since 5/4/11
Posts: 835
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Sew4Fun

Date: 4/15/12 7:55 PM

Yes, that helps. Interesting construction, that. I had read the instructions but didn't actually unfold the tissue yet. I'm finishing another project but am thinking ahead.

------
Melanie

JTink
star
JTink
Member since 4/20/08
Posts: 6713
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to meleliza

Date: 4/16/12 8:39 AM

I hope you review this dress when you are finished. I can't imagine wearing a seam right across the bust point, especially for anyone larger than a B. I am suppose to make this dress for display at our local Joanns. It is going to be offered in one of the up coming classes. If I were making this for myself(D cup)I would attach the lower to the upper and cut the front as one piece.
meleliza
star
meleliza
Member since 5/4/11
Posts: 835
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/16/12 7:01 PM

I have thought about converting it to one piece as well. Seams that cut across my high bust are hugely unflattering. They make me look dumpy and matronly. However, I'm thinking at a seam across the full part of the bust will enhance my bustline. I think it will make the bust look fuller and perkier, no?

If I get to it, I'll review it. But I just can't seem to stop adding to-do's to my sewing list! I'm wrapping up the final touches on a special occasion dress that has taken me weeks and weeks and I'm really feeling itchy to get back to some quicker gratification projects.

------
Melanie

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. Patterns and Notions >> Simplicity 1878 Lisette Diplomat dress

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Just Make it Sew


Quality Fashion Fabrics
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

McCall's 6883

photo
by: Sue Parrot...

Review
Sewing Workshop Hong Kong Vest Pattern

Sewing Workshop Hong Kong Vest Pattern

Pattern Details
Islander Sewing Systems The Ultimate Kinsale Cloak Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems The Ultimate Kinsale Cloak Pattern

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.