Friday, August 10, 2012

Draping A Fitted Bodice and Having It Fit Perfectly!!!!

I found this fabulous video on how to drape a fitted bodice. After all these years of sewing, I have finally figured out my one problem of fitting a garment to myself. I created my duck tape dummy with the help of my husband years ago. I have my shape, but I can never get the bodice to fit exact. It is fine for a knit or drapey material, but If I want something a little more fitted then I run into problems.

I watched this video and followed it exact. Now mine didn't come out quite as neat as hers, but I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I was so excited!! We can always learn from someone else. What I needed is an extra dart to take out some fullness. Now I will be able to use this top and make this adjustment for every pattern I want to sew and " I think" this will correct my problem.



Here are some pictures of my drape fitting. You will see that I had to add a dart just above the bust line. I am very small through the shoulders and then I go into a "C" cup bust. I always have extra material just above the bust line and you can see into the sides of my clothes. No More!!

I have been wanting to sew the "Sorbetto Tank Top" that I told you about several months ago. They offered this as a free pattern back then. I tried to fit this pattern and I could tell before I even started that I was going to have this gapping problem. I didn't want to ruin my $60.00 material, so I did not cut it out yet. I am sooo glad. Now I will be able to make this adjustment and hopefully it will fit perfectly. I am going to be working on this if you would like to follow along.

Now if you would like to watch this fabulous video from a famous designer named, Angie Dartnell, you can view it at: http://www.howtodrape.com/

Author - Cynthia Dickerson

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