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You could also fix the back without a seam, by pinching out the extra width from shoulder to waist. This would make the back narrower. You could retain the darts to add the shaping you need.
Hi Kay, I don't seem to have your email. I don't understand - a horizontal tuck or a vertical tuck?It seemed like that just introduced new fitting issues when I tried that.
This looks so much better. But I do understand what Kay is suggesting. Just do a narrow back alteration I think?
Yes, to what Kay said. I have narrowed the back by taking a vertical tuck in the pattern about halfway between the shoulder and neck edge, folding straight down to the hem, or in your case the waist seam.
Princess seams to the rescue! They saved my last vintage pattern!
How nice, a great safe :)
Wow! What a difference. I'm glad you saved it, but I understand the feelings well that led you to initially trash the pattern. ;)
I love your split back photo....it makes so much more sense seeing alterations this way. I follow a lot of sewing blogs and haven't seen this done before.Well done!
Great to have a dummy that actually replicates your body. I have to rely on my husband's advice and sometimes he is just disinterested.
Nice recovery! I have somewhat the same fitting issue. I love that the princess seam gives you an added fit line. I already know this jacket will be stunning!!!
Princess seams are so great, aren't they? I've never added my own, but I always look for them in patterns.
This looks so much better, you certainly are going to make this work and create a wonderful jacket.
Wow, it's such a huge difference to see the Before and After side-by-side like that!
I also love the split muslin. And the custom form. What a big help. I want one :)
Very clever. I knew you would have to do something with the extra ease.
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