Thursday, June 17, 2010
Zebra jacket - on its maiden voyage!
I made the same alterations recently discovered -ie my adjustments. I am so happy to know what my usual adjustments are. This is silly, but I used to get jealous when I read someone else refer to her usual FBA or her usual swayback adjustment. I just could not figure out what the heck was making my clothes fit so weird. And I had these fitting issues in RTW as well as commercial sewing patterns.
But now I know!
I cut the shoulders narrow to match my shoulder length which is 4.5" or so.
The from the armpits down, I'm OK - it's my shoulders that need fitting. I also noticed that the adjustment amount was a lot less on this Vogue (Sanda Betzina) pattern than Kwik Sew.
How did I learn my usual adjustments? My basic patterns from Bernina My Label pattern making software. I have used those basic patterns to death. I also use them to alter commercial patterns.