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

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Fitting Woes > Shirtdress bodice fitting issue ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Shirtdress bodice fitting issue
Can this bodice be salvaged or should I cut out a larger size?
petitesewist
star
petitesewist
Intermediate
Member since 9/20/11
Posts: 9
Send Message

      



Date: 4/8/14 10:11 PM

The shoulder/arm area is way too tight. What does it need? I need your advice.

Here is the link to my blog post: here

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TX USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5836
Send Message

      



In reply to petitesewist <<


Date: 4/8/14 10:44 PM

How about a gusset under the arm? If that isn't sufficient, then how about a dramatic elongated gusset that starts under the arm and ends just at or just above the waist: arrow sharp and defined with top stitching.
..............
Or, something in between but, again, accented to make it part of the design. For something longer than a typical underarm gusset, but shorter than a near full length spear, you could start with a v insert under the arm with the same degree of open angle as the little v at the neckline. The mimicked angle could be enough to tie it in. If it needs to be more, this insert could have multiple rows of top stitching, or it could be horizontally pin tucked.

If you went with multiple rows of top stitching in the v insert you could also take advantage of that detail to leave an open v at the top of the insert - right under the arm - this would allow you to relieve the bunching while adding the minimum amount of fabric.
................
Hang in there, you're going to surprise yourself on this one.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

petitesewist
star
petitesewist
Intermediate
Member since 9/20/11
Posts: 9
Send Message

      



Date: 4/9/14 6:53 AM

I'm not sure if a gusset would take care of the tightness at the back/shoulder area.

tailored
tailored
Expert/Couture
Member since 3/28/09
Posts: 76
Send Message

      



In reply to petitesewist <<


Date: 4/9/14 7:31 AM

If the bodice is too tight a sleeve gusset won't fix it, but the armhole shape looks odd on your dummy.
Try to determine specifically what is happening. Is the cross back or cross front too small or is the the bodice cicumference too small overall or is the shoulder slope wrong.
You could compare to another pattern that you know fits.

------
http://atailormadeit.blogspot.ca/

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 >> Shirtdress bodice fitting issue

Merchants on PR

Budo Bear Designs


Asian Designs
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Register

Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Register

Kwik Sew 3438

photo
by: Opals Pass...

Review
You Sew Girl Beauty Case Pattern

You Sew Girl Beauty Case Pattern

Buy Now
Runaround Bag

Runaround Bag

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.