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

Forum > Beginner's Forum > sway back issues ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
sway back issues
BlueSkysAhead
star
BlueSkysAhead
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/12/10
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



Date: 7/5/14 4:49 PM

I seem to have sway back issues and have recently found out about fish eye darts. I used the darts to resolve issues of sway back after a garment was made. If a pattern already has fish eye darts in back, do I still have to adjust for sway back issues at the planning stage?
Can you have to do both to a pattern?
-- Edited on Today at 4:51 PM --

Karla Kizer
starstarstar
Karla Kizer  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 7857
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to BlueSkysAhead <<
thumbsup 3 members like this.


Date: 7/5/14 5:03 PM

You can do both. In fact, sometimes you NEED both.

------
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



BlueSkysAhead
star
BlueSkysAhead
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/12/10
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



In reply to Karla Kizer <<


Date: 7/5/14 8:43 PM

Thank you so much. I appreciate the information.

geniknits
star
geniknits  Friend of PR
Advanced
Washington USA
Member since 12/30/12
Posts: 75
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 7/6/14 9:08 AM

Actually sway back is when the center back is longer than your sides...the fabric of a top will somewhat puddle at your low back. If this is what is happening then the only thing you need to do is take a dart (on your muslin as you don't want this dart in your garment) from center back tapering to nothing at the side seam. Doing it this way allows your pattern to remain flat. When you transfer the change to you tissue, the center back line becomes crooked so you just need to true it up.
NOTE: fish eye darts are not a fix for swayback, merely a fitting/silhouetting dart.
Hope this helps. :)

------
"Love the life you live, Live the life you Love" ~Geni

BlueSkysAhead
star
BlueSkysAhead
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/12/10
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



In reply to geniknits <<


Date: 7/8/14 9:27 PM

I think you answered my concerns completely. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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. Beginner's Forum >> sway back issues

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Register

The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Register

Butterick 5741

photo
by: petitesewi...

Review

Pattern

BIRTH OF A BUSTIER - A CD Book by Kenneth King

BIRTH OF A BUSTIER - A CD Book by Kenneth King

Buy Now
Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt

Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt

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.