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

Forum > Fitting Woes > CF flares out at hem ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
CF flares out at hem
southpaw412
southpaw412
Intermediate
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 24
Send Message

      



Date: 7/15/12 7:32 PM

I hope it's ok to refer to the post from MNBarb on New Look 6598 side view. I have an issue with my tops flaring out at the CF hemline also. Could this be caused by the petite adj I make by pinching out across the front at the upper bustline? If so, should I be adding it back in elsewhere?
Thanks for tips, and thanks to MNBarb for posting the sideview pict.
Southpaw

Courtney Ostaff
Courtney Ostaff
Intermediate
West Virginia USA
Member since 11/23/10
Posts: 664
Send Message

      



Date: 7/15/12 8:36 PM

Quote:
Could this be caused by the petite adj I make by pinching out across the front at the upper bustline? If so, should I be adding it back in elsewhere?


Yes.

No, you should be taking it out all the way down, if you can get it over your hips. No extra fabric = no flare.
southpaw412
southpaw412
Intermediate
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 24
Send Message

      



In reply to Courtney Ostaff <<


Date: 7/15/12 10:08 PM

Courtney, excuse my denseness, do you mean in addition to the 1/2 in I pinch across the upper bust area I should also take out towards the bottom hem?

goodworks1
star
goodworks1  Friend of PR
Advanced
Illinois USA
Member since 7/19/03
Posts: 3776
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 7/15/12 10:29 PM

I assume you mean you took out a horizontal tuck above the bustline?

Is the other thread you referenced related to this?

Why didn't you just change the bust level rather than shortening the front?

And yes, I agree, this probably means you need to add some extra length in the front. If the rest of the dress hangs smoothly, that should take care of it.

If there are drag lines up toward the bust, then probably a full bust adjustment is needed. (But I'm just speculating here, as I haven't seen any photos or pattern pics.)
-- Edited on 7/15/12 10:32 PM --

------
blog: goodworks1.wordpress.com

Courtney Ostaff
Courtney Ostaff
Intermediate
West Virginia USA
Member since 11/23/10
Posts: 664
Send Message

      



In reply to southpaw412 <<


Date: 7/15/12 10:57 PM

Quote:
Courtney, excuse my denseness, do you mean in addition to the 1/2 in I pinch across the upper bust area I should also take out towards the bottom hem?


Yes, ma'am! Personally, I'd take it out of the side seams, to make life easier. And like the other poster said, it may turn out that a SBA may be what you need.
southpaw412
southpaw412
Intermediate
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 24
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 7/17/12 9:22 AM

I make a horizontal fold usually 1/2", in the armscye area I do this because I noticed that the bottoms of armscyes always came below my bra-line on the sides, and I noticed that with sleeves in, my mobility was limited because of the low armscye. It's an easy adj for me but I've noticed that it also causes the bottom of tops to flare. For tops w/a front dart running vertical it helps if I take the dart all the way to the hemline increasing the bottom of the dart to take up fabric, but too much and it's to tight over my hips, and still flares.

GlButterfly

GlButterfly
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 8/28/08
Posts: 3257
Send Message

      



Date: 7/17/12 12:42 PM

You take this same 1/2" tuck across the back also, right?

------
That's Gl = for Gloria, not G. I.

southpaw412
southpaw412
Intermediate
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 24
Send Message

      



In reply to GlButterfly <<


Date: 7/17/12 8:08 PM

Yes across the back also. This also brings up the waist which I usually also need.

southpaw412
southpaw412
Intermediate
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 24
Send Message

      



In reply to goodworks1 <<


Date: 7/17/12 8:12 PM

I don't have any picts since at this time I'm w/o a camera. But I borrowed the review from MNBarb on New Look 6598, and if you look at her side view, it's exactly what I'm referring to. Like you suggested I may need to just add a tad in the front. It's more noticeable on button down tops.

MNBarb
starstarstarstar
MNBarb  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Minnesota USA
Member since 4/3/10
Posts: 1540
Send Message

      



Date: 7/18/12 7:24 AM

I'm waiting patiently while you solve my problem for me. Thanks.

------
Barb
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

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 >> CF flares out at hem

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Register

Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Register

Simplicity 9107

photo
by: Sheila457

Review
Ottobre Design Magazine 06-2009-34

photo
by: 21wale

Review
Sewing Workshop Mimosa Top & Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Mimosa Top & Pants Pattern

Buy Now
You Sew Girl 200mm Chunky Frame Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 200mm Chunky Frame Purse Pattern

Buy Now

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

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.