This time I cut a 10 in the shoulders, tapered to a 12 under the arm to the waist, did a FBA of 1.5" leaving the dart point at its original position from the top leg, raised the waist 1" im the front and back, tapered to a 14 below the hip. After trying it on, I lowered the dart 1" (on one side only just to check) took out the side seams at the bust 3/8", and the hips too. I also shortened the back at the shoulder seam an additional 1/2"
Looking at the pictures I think:
I need to go back out to the 16 at the thigh in the skirt
the back still has a lot of wrinkles - do I need a sway back adj, or do I need to raise the back more - if so, where? or do I just need to make the back side bigger across the butt?
Raising the back 1/2" really helped, but I also feel like I have a little too much fullness across the upper back/shoulder.
I think the diagonal wrinkle in the front is either because I only lowered one dart, or I may be standing slightly twisted.
Also - how do you fix "hallow chest"? my dresses always look like I need to take a big dart right down the center from the neckline to the top of the bust
This is much better, but still not exactly right. Of course, using a better fabric will make a lot of difference too.
Also, it looks like one side of the waist is higher than the other..
Monday, January 07, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 8:09 PM