|A little blue-sky sewing|
created this bustier:-)
You may have read in this blog, that I took a draping class this last fall (2013), where I learned to create patterns using a dress form. My goal from that class is not only to occasionally create my own pattern that fits and flatters me, but also to learn to alter commercial patterns so that they work well for my own figure.
You may also recall that I did a podcast about creating my "Uniquely You" Dress Form over the summer. There, I created my own dress form, Conchita. I'm really glad that I began learning to work with Conchita over the fall. Those experiences are coming in handy as I work on altering the Simplicity bustier pattern Lynda Maynard* recommends for students in her class. (We can chose a different pattern if we want). So far I've spent a good chunk of time over the last three weeks, working on creating and altering my version of the pattern. I sure hope I'm getting close to a flattering fit.
|My dress form Conchita is helping|
me to alter the Simplicity bustier pattern to fit
and flatter my figure.
Does this look like anything I'd actually
wear in public?
Worth it in the long run? You bet! I was really happy with my first pair of jeans that I made in Lynda's pants drafting class in the fall.
The muslin version looked truly terrible, and for a number of weeks too! Now, I wear those jeans nearly every day, and am looking forward to making another pair once I'm done with the bustier. There's nothing as great for a garment sewist as creating clothing that is truly made to measure.
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Cañada College Fashion Program, Redwood City, CA
Bustiers: Class Pattern
Bustiers: Not a Corset! (Class)
Creating Dress Forms: An Audio Podcast About the two different dress forms I created in 2013
Draping: But What Is It? -One of several postings I wrote about draping last fall: