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by cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
at March 27th, 2007 (05:55 pm)

I'm curious to know how people are going with their dresses considering the date and all.

Myself, well I haven't not progressed fair. I only managed to find decent fine waled (more like waleless) cord for my dress just over a week ago. A 15 metres lot off ebay dating to 1982. I've never felt corduroy that soft and the colour is one that people keep telling me I should wear more of. Personally I like my greens a little darker as it's a nice bright "sage" green.

How are people find the fit across the shoulder and bust?

For those who have gotten a further then i have what would you recommend to someone who is exactly between two sizes on the bust and has slim shoulders. Should I make the smaller size and tweak it a little or make the larger size and definitely do a small bust adjustment? I'm worried that the larger size will fall off my shoulders so to speak. I am going to do a muslin but am debating which to use.

I want to get this done. I would like to see a bit more noise in the community too in the form of seeing what others are doing cos I'm curious :)

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Posted by: Teddy (clothsprogs)
Posted at: March 27th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)

I haven't got beyong the first fitting of the calico mock-up, despite ahving had a llt he silk from early on.

I kpet meaning to have another go at it but somehow haven't got around to it.

I found it awkward to fit around the bust and shoulders, due to the two layers there.

I'd recommend going with the smaller size and tweaking it rather than the larger size - there's quite a lot of ease, so you may find the smalle r size fits closer to what you need anyway.

Good luck

Teddy

Posted by: cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)

Duly noted about the two layers being akward :)

Thanks for the hints.

I hope to get a muslin done this weekend.

Posted by: Teddy (clothsprogs)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)

Best of luck!

I was going to devote Saturday to working on it, but am making an unexpected trip to the far end of the country to visit a sick firend instead.

Teddy

Posted by: stlscape (stlscape)
Posted at: March 27th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)

I'd say fit your shoulders first, then worry about making the bust fit. This is what I've learned is best for me (after much struggle with trying to do it the other way 'round) and it's also what I've seen recommended most often.

Posted by: cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)

Thanks for the fitting tip.

Posted by: ravenztarot (ravenztarot)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
broke arm..... and 10 yards

I have purchased 19 yards of Alexander Henry cherry fabric. I got my hard won ebay purchase in jan. I broke my elbow; yes the funny bone and there is nothing funny about it. I finally got clear and i am ready for some heavy duty sewing so I maybe late but i am still sewing.

Raven

Posted by: cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Re: broke arm..... and 10 yards

Ouch. I hope it healed well. I'm glad to know I'm in good company in running late. The cherry print sound s great.

Posted by: cangmom (cangmom)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
I had to give up

Due to always being busy and the fit up top being totally screwy. I may have to just chop off the top and turn the dress into a skirt. Sigh.

Posted by: Teddy (clothsprogs)
Posted at: March 29th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
Re: I had to give up

Gack!

Oh no! What a shame.

Can't you just give up on it for now and go back to it when you have more time? (get some costumer friends 'round to group-effort the fit, perhaps?)

Teddy

Posted by: cangmom (cangmom)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Re: I had to give up

I will try to approach it again when I have the time and I'm not so upset about it and see if I can make it work.

Posted by: Teddy (clothsprogs)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Re: I had to give up

Good luck!

Teddy

Posted by: cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Re: I had to give up

How was the fit up top screwy (if you don't mind me asking)?

If you do make it into a skirt I would love to see it (like I said I'm curious).

Posted by: cangmom (cangmom)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: I had to give up

Part of the problem is having to increase the pattern many sizes. Then I discovered that I miscalculated and made it way too big. I began to resize before fitting the yoke in and further adjustments just made things not fit together properly. The shoulder and sleeve area are the main problem.

Otherwise, the skirt looks great. I'll try to remember to post pictures when I get back to working on it.

Posted by: ngakmafaery (ngakmafaery)
Posted at: October 28th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)

...hallooo...???? I hope you guys are actually doing this, because I always think it'll be great to watch, and then you all get so busy with other stuff...

Posted by: cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
Posted at: October 29th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)

My dress went on hold because it got quiet around here. I made this post to try and stir things up. I didn't make a second post after this because I felt/feel to self-conscious to do so. I don't know what's going on here.

Just as a small note, I'm probably the only person who is going to see your comment as you replied to my post and because it's an old post I don't thinking many people are going to be checking the community. Leaving aside people like you and me :)

Posted by: ngakmafaery (ngakmafaery)
Posted at: October 30th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)

...hmm, too bad...maybe they all felt embarrassed too, for not doing more...maybe alittle autopsy post would help...? Maybe discussion about "why don't we try something like a small project instead?"

Posted by: lookingaround17 (lookingaround17)
Posted at: October 15th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)

Why not start over here or in another community, with a new pattern, and see what happens? I love the idea, and just found this. I'll join!

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