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 > How to fix a "bubble" over pleats ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
How to fix a "bubble" over pleats
Mikgirl
star
Mikgirl
Member since 2/24/10
Posts: 306
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/14/13 12:43 PM

I'm making this dress from Burda magazine.
It has four pleats on the front and back bodice and skirt.
Burda 5/2013 #126

I tried a muslin using sewable tracing paper, but I guess I didn't look close enough? Everything seemed to be off after I made it in the actual fabric.
I had to make a couple sizes smaller over all, and it looks better but I don't know how to figure out one thing...

I get a big "bubble" effect above the back bodice pleats.. Seem to have extra fabric poofing up.
If you know what I mean, how can I fix it?
I made it for a party coming up next weekend...
If I can't fix it I'll need to BUY a dress!! ...which I hate to do since I learned how to sew!

mgmsrk1
mgmsrk1
Intermediate
NY
Member since 12/16/12
Posts: 178
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mikgirl <<


Date: 5/14/13 2:12 PM

Poofing worse then the photos you linked to? It could be the drape of your fabric, the pleats may not be deep or long enough for you.

Posting photos of your dress will make it easier for people to help.

------
1968 Kenmore 158. (AKA The Hulk)
Bernina 230
Janome 6600 (for sale)
Janome 7700
Juki 600
Elna serger
Kenmore serger
Janome 1000 CoverStitch
Juki 8500 Industerial

Rosews13
Rosews13  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 1/17/10
Posts: 1186
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 5/14/13 3:18 PM

I think the bodice might be too long for you. Try pulling the waist down to see if elongating the bodice solves the problem. If so, you need to shorten the bodice.

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 2828
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mikgirl <<


Date: 5/14/13 4:54 PM

If you know how to hand sew, even if it had a big bubble coming up from the back over the pleats, and even if you did not want to take it apart and change anything in a hurry, or no time to do that, by unpicking anything or machine sewing anything different, I don't think you would ever need to "give up and buy" a different dress just over it, instead just for one party, if you did not want to do that.

Don't know why you got a poofing and a bubble there, maybe your fabric is just stiffer than would work good for that there, or maybe the bodice is kind of long for you and so with the waist there it's getting forced and pushed up there. Or just anything. But if you put it on, and then can even fold and manipulate the fabric with your hands and can make make it look better doing anything (hard to do when it's on your back though) You could probably always just more invisible hand sew tack it down (without even re-doing the dress at all) and still wear it to the event, and even then just worry about it later instead. So don't forget you actually have that possibility too always.

Also maybe your body and shoulders are just a bit different than the pattern. If you got some shoulder pads lying around, you could also just try sticking them under the shoulders (without even sewing them in at all) and see if that does anything good.

Louweezy23
star
Louweezy23
Advanced
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 4/1/12
Posts: 40
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mikgirl <<


Date: 5/14/13 5:34 PM

I agree with an earlier comment, your bodice is more than likely too long, it has nowhere to go so it is puffing out. I would detach the bodice from the dress and then take the required amount off the bottom of the bodice .

------
Louise
www.fromNo23.blogspot.com

Mikgirl
star
Mikgirl
Member since 2/24/10
Posts: 306
Login to reply to this post

Subject: How to fix a bubble over pleats Date: 5/20/13 8:35 PM

Thank you everyone.
As it was pointed outa, I think the bodice was too long for my back.
I shortened it and the fit was a lot better, but this dress just wasn't for me... :(
I think all the pleats were at the wrong area.
It looks ok from the front and back, but once I turn to the side the pleated fabric adds extra volume to the look and I look so much bigger than I really am. :(

One lesson to learn... Don't try to sew something new at the last minute!!
I thought 2-3 weeks was enough time, but just in case it turns out to be a wadder and something else need to be made or bought, I should've started as soon as I heard about the party!!

Rosews13
Rosews13  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 1/17/10
Posts: 1186
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mikgirl <<


Date: 5/20/13 9:53 PM

When I looked at the picture, I thought it would be very cute made up in a softer fabric rather than a fabric with so much body and stiff hand. The fabric choices make such a huge difference in the outcome. Sorry you were disappointed. Lesson learned, right?

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 >> How to fix a "bubble" over pleats

Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Online Sewing Classes
Put it on the Bias
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
Put it on the Bias

Butterick 4077
photo
Review by AquariJenn on 5/31/09
Read Review

New Look 6013 Pattern( Size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16 )
New Look 6013 Pattern( Size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8790 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
Vogue 8790 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $22.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

BurdaStyle Magazine 02-2013-135 Bow Shirt
photo
Review by Heatherriq... on 2/7/13
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Charlotte Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Charlotte Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate Quilted Camera Bag Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Quilted Camera Bag Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder
Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder

Details
Price: $14.25
Add to Bag Add to Bag

J Stern Designs Women's Tee Pattern
J Stern Designs Women's Tee Pattern

Details
Price: $16.00
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