Monday 6 August 2018

Help with fitting issues: T-Shirt

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Recently I had a lady that had some Fitting Issues. She joined me and we had a great journey together. She did one amazing job and trusted me. She gave me permission to share our journey.
So we started off with the Fuller Figure pattern in my T-Shirt class - #227

First fit is the paper fitting

When  I see the back doing this sway below the waist.....
It immediately tells me she's short waisted
The minute we do this alteration it will fit better

So now for our first test on cheap fabric.
 I'm not happy with the folds  and excess fabric still in the back so I suggested we try a different           T-Shirt pattern #60 FF MMVIII                     
So here we go with new pattern, thanks D

Looks much better, now remember the paper has no stretch so it looks if we need more fabric for the center back and front but the minute we're using stretch fabric it will be fine.

Fabric fit fantastic I love it!  And so do Mrs D

Thank you so much for giving me permission to use your pictures and this great journey we had together. Every now and then I'll do some more fitting issues and sometimes by just using a different pattern we get a much better result.


Monday 21 May 2018

MCC (Minumilist Capsule Challenge ) - Combinations of clothes

This is how my MCC has developed so far a mix of old and new garments 

Bottons 2 :      Trousers - Grey check jeggings ; Black stretch  jeggings
                           Jeans - Black ; Blue

Tops:                 Shirts -       White shirt; Green shirt
                           T-shirts -    Recycled  t-shirt; Striped grey t-shirt; Red t-shirt 
                           Cardigan - Apricot cardigan 
                           Jackets -     Grey short jacket
 New clothes: 
                            White shirt;                                              Recycled  T-shirt ;                         
Grey check jeggings;                                                                          Black stretch  jeggings


  Old clothes:
  Grey short jacket;                                                            Apricot cardigan 

       Striped grey T-shirt;                                                           Red T-shirt 
                                Black Jeans;                                            Green shirt

Black  Jeans Combo 

Stretch Jeggings  Combo

Stretch Check (grey/white) Jeggings

Sunday 11 March 2018

MCC - Jeggings - stretch trousers #41 MMXII

This time I'm not going to make a elasticated waist but the full monty... Fly-Front zip,  pockets and waistband. I chose a pattern for stretch fabric ..... tight legs.
 #41 MMXII or #124 MMXVI is both suitable. They are very similar.
I chose #41 because it's already the length I want it to be,after fitting both paper patterns.

I had to add on the side seams for my waist adjustment and I made the crotch 1cm longer all round front and back..... this is a hipster pattern and it's just a wee bit  uncomfortable  for my liking.
I don't wear my trousers on the waist but I don't like hipsters either sort of in between just below my belly-button in front but at the waist in the back.
Sew the fly front zipper and pockets in.
Sew front legs to back legs side seams and inside leg
Baste waistband on and fit trousers.

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On the front I have vertical        folds, so I need to alter the side seams but before I do,
I'll check the back first.

I like the height of my crutch in the front.

Obviously the crutch in back is too long, with all these folds under my butt.

By pulling at the back waist...
There is no more folds so I didn't need to add the 1cm at the back as well.

Sorry I haven't got enough hands to take a pic.

Instead of lifting the crutch seam-picture above.
I took it in at center back seam...... same effect taking it in on waist it was just too loose.
This fabric has definitely have more ease in than I anticipated.
Took off the length of the crutch, at the waist.

Baste waistband again and fit!

In hindsite I think I should've  taken in on the side seams and not at center back, probably didn't needed to add for the waist there was enough ease in the fabric.

Restitched and press again now. So this is the most changes I had done on trousers  for ages. My body also has changed a lot the last 5 years, so I'm  still adapting to it. I also think I misjudged and underestimate  the ease and  the stretch of the fabric I'm using. This is such a nice piece of fabric  I picked up at a 2nd hand store for $1.50 so it's not a lot too much loose.... if it didn't work.
I think we as sewers are way to critical on ourselves when sewing something and sometimes it's like wearing a straight jacket. I did do some adjustments but now I think it's enough, the fabric will make folds no matter what I do but it's super comfortable.

With my blouse and tops hanging over, I'm satisfied with the outcome. I'm at a age that if it's not comfortable I don't wear it. So first outfit done.
Would like your feedback!

I'll do proper pictures when more outfits are finished

Saturday 24 February 2018

MCC - Blouse #236 MMXV

I liked this blouse and the fit - no adjustments  on the pattern
but I wanted to change to a A-symmetrical line and for it to be a looser fit like the Lagen-look ..... which I'm really falling in love with.
So this is what I did with the pattern and I used a cotton/linen blend fabric.

The front is changed to A-symmetrical lines
The  front  is changed to A-symmetrical lines.

First add side seams and the length needed.

Remember when changing the button placket, you need to cut a facing for new button placket and interface it.

You also need to extra for the Underlap of the button placket Remember you need to add more for the Underlap of the button placket .... so that the overlap will sit on your Underlap when doing the buttons......

Ignore pleat in center back.
Add side seams and length to back pattern.

I made my back a little longer than the front when I've got it on.


Sew front shoulders to yoke front- sandwiching  in between  the two yokes.

Sandwich back section to back of yoke section

Press yoke front and back,
Topstitch if wanted to.

Stitch collar in, press, topstitch.
Stitch sleeves in.

I didn't like the pointy side seams.... just to pointy. 
I used my ruler and curved it more evenly, at the hem side seams.

       Love the outcome!