Just a little bit of the pattern cutting mess I have going. The toddler is napping and the bigger are kids are with grandma. So Sewing Sunday it is! Yes those are canned goods. They work great for pattern weights 👍 Anybody else use cans for weights?
(see previous post for part ✨ 1) Green - cup D, blue - cup A🎈What areas of pattern are affected: bust circumference, bust dart size, shoulder point to waist at front length ⚡️ Note that the armhole curve length remains unaffected = no gaping🎈How it can affect your garment. If your cup size is larger than that used to draft the pattern - the bodice too short in front, excess ease around neck/shoulders area, gaping armholes. Smaller cup size - excess ease around bust ⚡️Ask the pattern designer what cup size they go by then make adjustments if necessary 👯 Practical tips and techniques will be posted on my (soon to be released) blog 🙌 I would love to hear your thoughts as always, comment if you find this relevant 💕 P.S.: well, comment in any case ☺️
Here goes the first #cc_fit post ⭐️ this series will help you understand the relationship between your body measurements and patterns 🌷 I'll be generating a bodice block for a "standard" figure and one with a deviation in one of the critical measurements ✂️ you will learn to think like a pattern maker by comparing and analysing the two blocks ✨ see previous post for more details ✨ Let's start by looking at 🎈 1) over bust circumference - wrap tape around the back, pass underarms and take measurement at chest 🎈 2) bust circumference - keep tape at the same level at back, wrap to front and measure at centre bust level ⚡️ It is important to keep tape at the same level at back as when measuring over bust. This way the only difference between the two circumferences is your bust fullness. Letting the tape slide at back will result in a smaller measurement as your torso tapers towards waist ✨ The difference between the two defines your bra cup size. Bigger the difference, bigger the size. Important because commercial patterns are made to a specific cup size, typically B it C. See comparison of blocks in the next post ⭐️
I love my new coat! I made it from a cozy dark blue wool. It is very simple and unlined, it is a mixture of a cardigan and a coat, so perfect for the spring! I am in love with the collar. I did a lot of handwork with the invisible hem and stitching the facing on by hand, invisibly of course 🤓The pattern didn’t say that but I didn’t like the facing that loose. And I interfaced the hem which was a good idea, it hangs so much better like this! I didn’t do any topstitching around the collar, I liked the clean and simple finish. The coat is very similar to to #seamwork coatigan which I planned to sew, but then I found the #simplicity pattern in my stash. #simplicity8218#simplicitypatterns#sewing#memadewardrobe#springarriving#coatigan#wool#darkblue#springwardrobe#sewingcoats
A little behind the scenes today. I moved from Brooklyn in September and I'm still not fully unpacked. My sewing studio/office was been quite the process. (Swipe for the before photo and behold the clutter). This week, we finally got the right paint on the walls (after a month dalliance with a violet color) and I can start setting up next week.
I. Cannot. Wait.
I finished sewing my first Elisalex dress and I love it, though it’s a little big, especially over the shoulders. On the next one I’ll make a smaller size and try doing a full bust adjustment. The fabric is a brushed woven wool blend that’s really soft and warm. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the centre front bodice piece on the fold and forgot to cut out seam allowance so the pattern matching is a little off but otherwise I’m really happy with it. I lined the whole dress and added side seam pockets, because ❤️pockets. #elisalexdress#sewing#sewistsofinstagram#memadewardrobe#byhandlondon#plaiddress#dressmaking#stoffogstil#wearablemuslin