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

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Fitting Woes > Length adjusting a top ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Length adjusting a top
svd1502
svd1502
Beginner
Florida USA
Member since 12/27/10
Posts: 6
Send Message

      



Date: 10/4/11 6:14 PM

Hello all and thanks for looking. I am new to sewing, and I am currently learning to fit a pattern. I've made a top out of muslin and the front neckline is too high (it pretty much chokes me). Also, the bust darts are too high as well, so how do I fix this? The overall length of the top is fine, I don't want to change the hem allowance, so I'm thinking I don't need to slash and spread at the middle. I just don't know where else to make the length adjustments and maintain the intended silhouette of the pattern.

JTink
star
JTink
Intermediate
Member since 4/20/08
Posts: 6142
Send Message

      



In reply to svd1502


Date: 10/4/11 6:45 PM

If you have Fit For Real People it would be a great help to you...it shows how to lower(or raise)a dart. You basically draw a box around the dart, then cut out the box(dart included)then move the entire box up or down(down in your case)the amount you need. Then fill in the space with paper and tape it down(hope this makes sense). This will move your dart without bothering the length of your top. If the neck is choking you, simply trim the muslin till it feels right and transfer this to your pattern. What pattern are you using?
-- Edited on 10/4/11 6:46 PM --

Lena Merrin
star
Lena Merrin
Expert/Couture
AUSTRALIA
Member since 2/5/09
Posts: 593
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 10/4/11 7:07 PM

if the neckline too high and bust dart too high as well then I would let out at front shoulder seams first ( if amount of adjustment is not too big ). It will lower the neck and bustline at the same time.

------
www.iconicpatterns.com

lca
star
lca  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Colorado USA
Member since 6/4/07
Posts: 650
Send Message

      



Date: 10/5/11 3:47 PM

It could be a round back. Your top will steal length from the front and slide to the back. Your neckline will feel like it is choking you. Are the shoulder seams in the right place? Does the back neckline gap?

It is a good suggestion to get Fit for Real People.

Also, it would be good to post a photo incase we are off base.
-- Edited on 10/5/11 3:49 PM --

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 >> Length adjusting a top

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 8392

photo
by: cleverkitt...

Review
Newport Tote

Newport Tote

More Info
SewBaby More Animal Wrappers Pattern

SewBaby More Animal Wrappers Pattern

More Info

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.