February 6, 2011
Everything Takes Way Too Long
So this weekend I made it down to the studio to work on the twin set to go with last weeks skirt.
First - I decided I needed to make sure the pattern alterations I thought I needed actually worked. I retraced my KS pattern - putting in a sway back adjustment on the back.
Then I started digging through my fitting books to re-acquaint myself with a full bust alteration. The last time I made this pattern - there was pulling in the front and gaping at the armholes. So, I knew I need the full bust alteration, but what to do about the armholes?
I took 3/4" out of the shoulder seam at the armhole side. I used a thin knit that I got from fabric.com last summer. I need to make a note to add length the next time. I double the length of the turtleneck so it folds over - because I like a really tall turtleneck.
There is still some gaping at the armholes - about another 1/2" - front and back. So I think I'll do the really technical "smoosh a dart out" on the next version. This knit is too thin to actually wear and the top isn't long enough - but it did it's job and told me what I needed to know. Now to have time for 'real' sewing after the Superbowl today.