Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fitting Woes > What is this fitting issue? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
What is this fitting issue?
Wrinkles in knit top
westmoon
star
westmoon  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
IRELAND
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 558
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/24/13 9:33 AM

There are all kinds of problems with this mostly-kind-of-wearable muslin of a tee, but on the fit front I am most concerned about the wrinkles above the bust. My books are telling me everything from "square shoulder" to "problem with sleeve". Anyone like to take a stab at what is wrong with it? Unfortunately I serged off my seam allowances so I can't fix this particular tee, but I'd like to fix the flat pattern if I can for my next go at this pattern. (Please excuse the long-sleeved tee under my top, I was too chilly to stand about taking photos in short-sleeves.)


-- Edited on 2/24/13 9:33 AM --

------
http://sewingnovice.blogspot.co.uk/
One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

Debbie Lancaster
star
Debbie Lancaster  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 9/18/02
Posts: 1905
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 2/24/13 11:27 AM

See the horizontal strain lines across the upper chest area? And the diagonal strain lines from the neckline to the shoulder? They mean that the area from the shoulder to the middle armscye is too tight.

FFRP recommends slashing the pattern vertically from the middle of the shoulder seam, then horizontally to the middle of the armscye, and swinging the piece out from the shoulder seam hinge to give you more room. You would then true the shoulder seam and blend the armscye seam to the bottom of the armscye.
-- Edited on 2/24/13 11:35 AM --

------
Debbie

sewsally
star
sewsally  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 8/18/02
Posts: 1294
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/25/13 10:41 AM

The sleeves look a bit tight too.

Debbie Lancaster
star
Debbie Lancaster  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 9/18/02
Posts: 1905
Login to reply to this post

In reply to sewsally <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 2/25/13 8:42 PM

Quote: sewsally
The sleeves look a bit tight too.

Yes, they do. I think, though, that I'd do the front adjustment, and then see if that changes how the sleeves fit.

------
Debbie

rag doll
star
rag doll  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 1/31/06
Posts: 559
Login to reply to this post

In reply to westmoon <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 2/25/13 11:24 PM

I too agree with Debbie, although I would add a little "in case" width all the way from the armhole to the hip and add the same to the sleeve under arm seam. I just feel you will have a bit of SA to play with if you need it

Once you are happy with the fit, if the small diagonal wrinkle is still pointing to the bust you may want to ease the front side seam upwards a little bit to give a tiny bit more fullness at the side bust.

HTH
Sue

------
Brother QC1000, Brother PQ1500, Bernina Virtuosa 160, Pfaff (old), Babylock BLCS, Bernette 1100D, Bernette 334DS

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 >> What is this fitting issue?

Merchants on PR
Sewn Square One
Patterns for Your Style.
Web site
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Put it on the Bias
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
Put it on the Bias

Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

McCall's 5838
photo
Review by rubbecca on 7/29/11
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Rory Double Bubble Skrit Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -4T )
Peek-A Boo Rory Double Bubble Skrit Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -4T )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Sailboat Top, Skirt & Pants Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-3T )
Oliver + S Sailboat Top, Skirt & Pants Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-3T )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2009-102
photo
Review by elily00 on 11/30/09
Read Review

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Pareau Style Wrap Dress
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Pareau Style Wrap Dress

Details
Price: $14.25
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Paradiso Designs Perfect Pillows Pattern
Paradiso Designs Perfect Pillows Pattern

Details
Price: $9.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6187 Pattern ( Size SML-MED-LRG-XLG )
McCalls 6187 Pattern ( Size SML-MED-LRG-XLG )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 2902 Pattern ( Size 18-20-22 )
Vogue 2902 Pattern ( Size 18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $25.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN