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Re: fitting issues

New postby Magot on Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:49 am

Good work Judy - essentially if you take the dart and spread it out that IS how you are changing the shoulder seam.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby HeyJudee on Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:20 am

I don't do much sewing of garments, but I do buy the Threads magazines. This morning while sitting around I picked up the Nov. 2006 issue and there was an article about doing shoulder adjustments. From my limited knowledge ;) , it looks like your problem was being addressed when they were diagnosing fitting problems for square shoulders. Maybe this helps....

"Square Shoulders
A relatively high shoulder point scoots the armscye up, leaving the shoulder seam and neckline unsupported. Thus, the neckline stands away from the neck or horizontal wrinkles form across the upper torso in front or back."

"For Square Shoulders, Angle Up
Square shoulders need a seam that slants less steeply from the neck to the shoulder point than it does on the pattern piece."
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Re: fitting issues

New postby bridesmom on Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:40 am

I have the same problem and I wonder if it's not related to your shoulder width. I find I need to take a small dart into the back neck area on each pattern I make otherwise the tops will not lay flat on my back but bubble out.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby DorothyL on Fri May 30, 2008 11:51 am

undo the shoulder seam and remove half of the dart from the back only at each of the shoulder seam.


Would you kind of angle into the regular seam allowance as you near the sleeve?
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Re: fitting issues

New postby Sewing Lady on Fri May 30, 2008 11:22 am

Whoo Hoo!! Just try it to repair first and see if it works. Rotating the imaginary dart to the shoulder seams should work with patterns.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby Magot on Fri May 30, 2008 10:24 am

Cunning idea Sewinglady - thanks! I knew someone here would have the brains to see round the problem I was having. RTW is normally fine - it is just the stuff I make.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby kaitlinnegan on Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 am

Sewing Lady wrote:Measure the dart at the top, undo the shoulder seam and remove half of the dart from the back only at each of the shoulder seam. Basically, what you are doing is making a dart and rotating it to the shoulders


Now, that sounds smart! :) I'll have to remember that - I have had this problem before too. Not as much since I started using my high bust measurement and doing a FBA, but sometimes thing still seem a little loose in the upper back.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby Sewing Lady on Fri May 30, 2008 9:52 am

Jan, JMO :whistle: Have someone pinch out a dart shape in the back of the blouse. Measure the dart at the top, undo the shoulder seam and remove half of the dart from the back only at each of the shoulder seam. Basically, what you are doing is making a dart and rotating it to the shoulders. This will fix the RTW stuff, I think.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby Magot on Fri May 30, 2008 8:48 am

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Not easy taking pictures of yourself in profile! I had similar issues with a cross over top I made - just too much fabric at the back of the neck.
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Re: fitting issues

New postby SmilieFace on Fri May 30, 2008 6:37 am

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