Sunday, 15 December 2013

It's too big

I love using New Look 6977 for quick knit tops, especially when I about 40cm spare from a larger project. That happens a lot.
I'm showing you the back view as it looks sloppy. It's too wide. The front view is ok but I'm using an 8 and that's the smallest size this pattern offers.
Above is the original back pattern piece shortened to my size.
Above I'm marking out to fold out the width I don't need - 3.5cm in total.

Lastly I'm doing an above waist sway-back adjustment. So the fullness is only folded out at the centre back. This fold tapers to 0 at the side seam. No length is lost at the side seam, only at the centre back seam.
Finally I have to 'true' the grainline and add centre back seam length at the hem. Otherwise, the back hem rises and I want the hem to be straight.
Here's the new back piece. The width is a better fit and there's minimal fabric pooling now.

9 comments:

Gail said...

It's a very slight adjustment, but it makes so much difference to fit. I never realised I needed it until we did the blouse workshop at the guild.

BeaJay said...

That is an amazing difference.

L said...

Fantastic fit! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

That is an amazing difference, thanks for showing the comparisons.

Linda T said...

Great fit with those adjustments. Way to go!

Sigrid said...

So little change to a pattern, so much better fit. Thank you for showing.

Sarah Liz said...

Yes, it is a great improvement - and once y9ou get to know what your body needs, it shouldn't take too long to make the alterations. Pretty top as well.

Sarah Liz said...

Whoops, you, not y9ou.

studiofaro said...

Great pattern alterations and such a fab outcome. Wishing you a wonderful festive season Maria and looking forward to catching up in the new year. :)

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