Sunday, December 09, 2007

It takes a Village...

I have been thinking about all of your comments when I went out to dinner with my husband this evening (I guess I was a little distracted - poor DH) because I could just not figure out why this thing would not hang right. I kept thinking about NancyK's comment about the full part of the bust not being in the right place. Then it dawned on me! In Sandra Betzina's book for FBA on a princess seam, she says to split the princess line and spread it, then add the coreect length to the front pieces. Well, I had added the length to the front, but it wouldn't line up at the princess seam. I hadn't split the seam (think "dart")

So, I did this quick fix using steam a seam and just cut my muslin. What a difference in the way the whole thing hangs. Now I can take out some of the extra I had put at the CB. I have FBS (flat butt syndrome) so it just didn't seem right adding width there in the first place.


I will add all these changes to my pattern pieces first thing in the morning.

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Of course! Isn't it great being able to get help over the internet? It will be fun to see how you and Sigrid go with your class.

cidell said...

FBS... that's great. Maybe I should look into this class...

Summerset said...

No joke! It is nice that so many people are willing to share their knowledge. Your jacket will be great!

Marji said...

Nancy, I know this is coming way late, but check out for how to add where you need it and not where you don't.
Now, I'll go back to todays post. I was trying to scroll back one date and ended up hitting the key for bottom of the page, which brought me to this.