Thursday, January 12, 2012

Still Thinking

I will not give up on B5562! Serendipity led me to this on Gilt. It's exactly the look I want.



Here it is from the back:



I can't wrap my head around pattern drafting to visualize the change I need to make to the collar to give it more drape, so I've decided to cut it from the larger sizes and experiment.

In the meantime, I found this post from Elizabeth very inspiring. I was fighting adding a dart to this top (don't know why since the collar would probably cover it), so I did an FBA using the pivot and slide method. I couldn't figure out how to add extensions as used in Nancy Zieman's books, so I was pretending that I'd added enough width.  Elizabeth's post gave me the swift kick I needed, so I called Nancy's Notions to get some instruction. I'm in the process of working it out on the pattern now.

I also found this tutorial over the weekend and it made me want to jump for joy! Remember this muslin?



Can't wait to try Judy Barlup's technique to get rid of those darts in the armscyes! (I have the same darts in the muslin for this top) I'm so looking forward to a productive three-day sewing weekend ...


2 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

You can't just lengthen the hem bodice? I that's what I did the last time I made B5662 and found that it was super loose in a XL. I lengthened it because I wanted a tunic and was very happy with the results. Go up a size and make it long.....

SEWN said...

It's looking good! There's nothing wrong with adding darts where there aren't any. We have to do something to accommodate the top shelf. ;)