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Butterick: 6085 (Misses' Shirt) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:5/9/10 8:45 PM
Last Updated:5/11/10 1:26 PM
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FreyaStark said...
A pity it doesn't fit - it looks nice, so I hope it goes to a good home! It is wise to check the actual measurement of a finished garment, usually given on the tissue, and compare it with your own measeurements. Sometimes if there is little ease in a garment, I feel I might as well go up a size. In other cases, you might just need to alter the tissue in some way. You might find McCall's Palmer/Pletsch range helpful as each pattern contains detailed advice on getting the fit right.
5/10/10 4:53 AM
JudiBee2 said...
It really looks nice. Nancy Zeiman has a book, Fitting Finesse, about fitting with pivoting or adding tissue. If thid fits the neckline, I would give it another go. Just don't sew body , fitting darts
5/11/10 8:58 AM
rrswife said...
THANK YOU for the tips.... I'm VERY new to sewing clothing... trying to learn more about it so I can make clothes that fit and not just the big loose gathered stuff. ha! I didn't even realize there were measurements on the pattern itself... (embarrassed face) I look for that book by Nancy Zeiman, too. Thanks! I did edit the review and add some pics of me wearing it (at the end of the review). I found some more room in a few seams so I can wear it now. It sort of lost it's shape -- but, I guess the shape wasn't fitting me. Ok.... I'll accept this as a noble effort. ;) Now to make strides to improve on the next one. :)
5/11/10 1:29 PM
psgates said...
I don't know about you - but I learn best when I have to "Fix" things
5/11/10 1:52 PM
mssewcrazy said...
I think this top looks so nice after you got it let out and fixed. Just trace the pattern and draw/slash in the changes you need and the next one will be a fun sew. Keep reading on here as there is a lot of info given on adjusting the patterns in reviews and on blogs. Lots on here make muslins before the garment is cut and sewn to work out fit changes. You are sewing some great looking pieces. Thanks for reviewing this pattern.
5/12/10 8:29 AM
carolynw said...
I think it looks quite nice - there are a lot of good books that will help you get the perfect fit - my particular fave is Palmer/Pletch "Fit For Real People" - your local library may have this and other books on fitting? It does take a while to get the fit you want and feel good about so just hang in there - this shirt is a great start!!
5/12/10 9:24 AM
Debby Ebby said...
You are so cute. You remind me of myself. I like to just take the pattern out of the envelope, sew it, and hope for the best. However, I am learning to read the measurements on the pattern pieces, too. I like sewing with knits because they are forgiving when it comes to fit. Your shirt (after the adjustments) looks very nice on you.
6/23/10 10:31 PM
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