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Posted on:4/23/12 8:50 AM
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karen n said... (4/30/12 12:38 PM) Reply
Thx for the explanation. I'll have to check out her book.
Frozzy said... (4/26/12 7:07 PM) Reply
Wow! what a nice dress, never would have considered this by looking at the pattern envelope picture. You made this look super classy!
Skirler said... (4/24/12 7:37 AM) Reply
Thank you all for saying something :) Makes a sewist feel good!
Skirler said... (4/24/12 7:36 AM) Reply
Hi Karen - I used the method from Nancy Zeiman's book, Pattern Fitting with Confidence, for a swayback adjustment. There is no seam added and the alteration is actually very simple. Retrace back onto separate sheet of tissue. Slide your pattern piece down the tracing (i.e. center fold or grainline) the amount you need to remove. For me, that is 1.5 inches. Pin tissue to the tracing at the new "length's" seam allowance. Then pivot the pattern's shoulder back up to the tracing's shoulder and retrace neck line and shoulder (from your pattern piece) onto the tracing underneath. Voila - 1.5 inches removed from center back. (It's much harder to explain than do).
Sue Parrott said... (4/23/12 10:07 PM) Reply
This is really cute. I will have to try this one!
karen n said... (4/23/12 4:52 PM) Reply
If you don't mind explaining a little more, how and where did you remove the 1.5" from the center? The back is a single piece so did you add a seam soemwhere?
Jean McGuire said... (4/23/12 4:42 PM) Reply
Very Nice! This fits you so well and looks great!
Skirler said... (4/23/12 4:13 PM) Reply
Fitted ... but I also had to remover 1.5 inches from center back. It is an easy alteration to make and I just did it on the pattern. Now, I just pin pattern, cut and sew. I'm too short to wear anything even remotely poofy LoL
karen n said... (4/23/12 2:29 PM) Reply
I like it! I'm looking for a TNT knit dress pattern like this. I have a contender but the back waist poofs a bit. How does yours look in the back waist (fitted or loose or poofy?)
 
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