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Pattern Reviews> New Look> 6483 (pull-over blouse)

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Posted on:4/17/06 8:24 PM
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Heatherrique said... (2/1/07 3:29 PM) Reply
Like the print, fit, and the model!
patsijean said... (6/11/06 0:24 AM) Reply
I love the fabric you used for your blouse. The Sew/Fit Manual is a wonderful fitting system.
AnneM said... (4/18/06 1:48 PM) Reply
Thanks, everyone. Actually, the shoulder fitting issues (specifically, those puffs) are more obvious in person but it is still wearable. I don't hve SB's "fast fit" but have heard good things about it, so I probably need to get it! Mini - I don't know that it is really much easier or harder using the sizing lines vs. the changes in measurements, although sometimes it is (for instance, I just went to a size 12 for the hip). Debbie - mind? I'm always looking for input! I really appreciate everyone taking the time to comment.
Debbie Cook said... (4/18/06 11:46 AM) Reply
Anne, I think the top looks great. The little fitting "issues" will really only be noticed by you, and only when you're standing still in front of a mirror!! The shoulder seam adj you have pictured ... I agree that it should end at your neck where you have it, but I think it shouldn't be a parallel adjustment. IOW, angle from that new neck point toward the old shoulder end of the seam. And maybe a slight round back adj since you feel like the neck is still strangling a bit, which could also explain the facing problem. I hope you don't mind these suggestions. Love the fabric, BTW, and the placement of the big print on front is great! Oh, forgot to mention (as if this wasn't long enough, but since you wondered) that the FFRP FBA moves the hemline down parallel to the grain so the angle doesn't change as you're describing it does for this method.
Em's Summer said... (4/18/06 10:19 AM) Reply
That looks like such a comfy top! And you picked great fabric! Thanks for this great review!
RuthieSews said... (4/18/06 3:35 AM) Reply
A forward head/neck (a problem I have worse than you) does mean that necklines seem too high. I tend to avoid round necklines for this reason, but also because I also have a short neck (which you don't) and round necks are not visually flattering either. So if you like round necks you can do one of the alterations to make them be in the right place. I also have a back length which is longer than my front length and I haven't found the alteration for that one yet! Thanks for a detailed review.
martinanne said... (4/18/06 2:41 AM) Reply
Great review! I learned some things. Thanks.
Laurasews said... (4/17/06 11:09 PM) Reply
Actually, I think you might be too critical. I think you have achieved a beautiful fit. Don't move the shoulder points out too much more, or you won't have the support you will need for sleeves (I have already made this mistake). Maybe you could move the neck point forward a little more, but I think this is a subtle change at best. Beautiful job!
Mini said... (4/17/06 10:36 PM) Reply
Interesting review. I love the SewFit book, but some things have changed since the book was first written, more than thirty years ago. Back then single-size patterns were the norm, and you had to pick one size and make all the adjustments from scratch because that was the only option. But now that multi-size patterns are available, it is possible to shorten the process by combining sizes. This might help the width problem, although the other adjustments would still be needed. A hybrid approach, using multi-sizes where appropriate, and then using SewFit adjustments to further personalize the fit can make life easier:).
CarolynGM said... (4/17/06 9:44 PM) Reply
Very interesting, thorough, and helpful review. I love reading about other people's fitting adventures, especially other small-busted people. Please let us know what you decide to do about choosing your size.
GorgeousFabrics said... (4/17/06 9:30 PM) Reply
Great review Anne, thanks. I call your "forward head" adjustment a "forward neck". It's a pretty standard adjustment. If you have SB's Fast Fit, there's a great explanation on it. -Ann
Peggy L said... (4/17/06 9:00 PM) Reply
Anne - excellent review! I ordered this book after your review but haven't tried anything yet. I think your top looks good and you've done a great job with your alterations. I think more of us are goiing to be doing that "forward head" one from spending too much time on PR!
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