Saturday, June 25, 2011

Craft Update: Simplicity 2936 in progress

Just a quick little update.  A couple of months ago I found this cute little pattern at my last visit to the big box craft store that I thought would be perfect for summer blouses:

I am making view F in the topmost left corner, with ruffled sleeves and collar.  As I have a full bust, I have learned that in blouse patterns I am probably always going to have to add to the bust line, as most patterns are designed for a B size cup.   I am still learning slowly to fit patterns though in everything I have to have my sewing instructor help me out.  As you can see, we slashed the original pattern (my instructor does not like to trace off patterns) and added width at the bust line and to the sides:
We weren't very neat about it were we?

Having done this for the first time I'd like to learn how to do an actual full bust adjustment because by doing it this way we had to make two small bust darts to get rid of some of the extra fullness near the armholes, and because the sleeves are raglan style we had to add width and length to the sleeves because the armscye was larger.  This meant we had to make two muslins of the sleeves alone because they ended up being too full!  All-in-all, it takes a great deal of time to fit a pattern in class because I only get a fraction of my instructor's time in sewing class, and we've been working on this for 6 weeks. 

As I've only sewed the front to back bodice at this point I decided not to unveil it just yet.  But here's a peek at the bodice so you can see the fabric:

It's a bit like a dotted swiss and is somewhat sheer.  It cost all of $1 per yard - I've mentioned this before - at the FIDM Scholarship Store!  That's my kind of deal.

I'll be working on this more in the coming weeks now that the worst is over and hope to have it finished soon.

Have a great weekend, filled with crafting,

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