Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hi. I'm a little frustrated right now. I haven't sewn anything lately because I am working on learning how to draft a bodice pattern. I wanna make a dress. I can get just about everything right, but there is always some gaping at the armscye or some oddness at the shoulder.


Turns out, its not the pattern drafting that's a problem for me, it's fitting issues. GRRR. I have fitting and pattern drafting books up the wazoo, but I can't seem to fix this.

Ok. Tantrum over. Please return to your regularly scheduled program.


Faye Lewis said...

You can do it girl!

jennywren said...

Just wondered if the shoulder needs adjusting a little? As a simple experiment you could try slipping a shoulder pad in - IF that works then I think you just need to play around with the shoulder seam a bit. I am absolutely no expert - as is probably obvious - I just know it worked for me when I had a similar problem.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Yeah. This is why I sew from patterns. I can blame them for the bad fit. It has nothing to do with me, la la la.