First let's talk about the mess I have on my hands. I'm working on a Burda Polo Shirt Dress.
The fabric: Red Lacoste knit with very little stretch.
I performed a square shoulder adjustment of 1/2"
I also completed a swayback adjustment of 3/4"
I used my size 40 top to 44 hip.
I added 1/4" to each hip (gently sloped from waist)
Here is the problem photo.
Why. Why do I get those stinking lines from chest diagonally to waist/hip? I have googled my eyes out with no answers. I am awaiting on Nancy's "pattern fitting with confidence" to arrive today from amazon.
Now I almost, almost think I need to add a bust dart? Check below picture.
On your left side (my right) I have sloppily pined up the fabric in a makeshift dart (as best I could while still wearing the dress). See how the lines disappear? The right has no pin/dart and lines - the left has pin/dart with no lines. Do I need to add a dart?
This is a work in progress, it has not been pressed out and seams are basted. Please excuse the massive amount of wrinkles and lack of buttons. I also think the sleeve length is crap on me.
Suggestions? Please? lol.
Also, I've been slowly adding bits and pieces to K's wardrobe:
Some cute Jalie 3242 Undies. Seriously the best fitting undies. (Size O for K - 4 sizes up from her normal size) I love mine - too much! lol. I need to make more. And they use such little scraps.
Jalie 2805 Size "O" - 4 sizes up from her measurements. l/s tee - sort of a color block with leftovers. It fits her wonderfully and I plan to make more. (note: I do need to shorten it 2 inches as it is quite long)
Ottobre 06/2013 Leggings #38 Size 134 - wild leftover ITY from my recent tie knot tank. Perfect over K's leotard for dance class.
So that is what I've been up too. Currently, I am tracing out a l/s color block knock-off tee for me that I saw on J.Crew - excited.
What have you been sewing lately?
oh! and do you have any suggestions for my red wadder up top?
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~