Let’s continue the paper pattern altering from last time. Remember the nipple distance on Vogue 8815? I’m cutting a size 22 and here is what they give me: They have the distance at 2 inches….4 inches total and then the dart tips are at 7 total inches apart…for a size 22…really? Time for the darts to move out on this version C. Redraw the actual bust point at 5 inches from the fold and drop it down 1/2 inch.Slash vertically and horizontally and fold out 3/4 inch ( 1.5 total). Once moved, I draw the circle of “no-fly” zone 1.5 inches all around the new bust point because the dart’s main job is to release fabric where it is needed away from the apex.
Fill in the gap with tissue paper and be sure to add enough below the dart as you will now pin it like you sew it, flip it toward the center and see what needs to be added to be caught in the seam when attaching to the front peplum. The dart cannot just be flapping in the breeze. Does this make sense now? The new fabric I’m using is a polyester with some body almost like a faille, nothing silky or flimsy so the peplum will hang nicely. H The blouse basted: I like the way the Version C longer and wider peplum makes the vertical diamonds curve sideways toward the side seams while keeping the back ones very vertical and not swinging out away from the body/butt. Now all I need is the client who is dropping by next week for her try-on.
Update on the bride whose sister emailed me from another state…well it seems as though the poor bride did not know her sister would pull a trick like that and said that her sister is always trying to “fix” things for others in the family. She even got a 2 calls from her sister during the appointment to ask how it was going and the bride reported back, “Everything is wonderful, I am so glad I found her.”
Anyone wondering how the pageant princess bridal gown is coming along?
Here’s a sneak peek at the progress but shhhhhhh….let’s keep this a secret: You can see that patches will have to be added to fill in the missing areas and she has agreed to some sort of straps to hold this all up. The skirt will be about 30 yards of tulle pleated and layered over the lining in the photo and the entire bodice will be covered with a lace overlay with beading. You can see part of the lace fabric in the background on the sofa. So far with taking the entire dress apart, washing all the components and re-assembling them and adding more boning and invisible zipper and lining we have chalked up 10 hours and will have at least another 6-8 more to go. But in the end you will be amazed at the transformation!!!
Another haul from the veggie patch and straight onto the dinner plates..cut a butternut squash in half, microwave for 15 minutes, add butter and nutmeg in the well and scrape across the top, back into the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy!
Thankfully, cooler weather visited us this week and we even had a little rain but the summer is still with us and my Autumn raspberries have come into blossom. I know you are all planning great Fall projects so I wish you much inspiration and fun in the planning and execution!