Saturday, August 17, 2013

B5917 Progress

I spent some quality time in sewing room this AM and evening working on the Butterick dress.  The upper bodice is complete. The darts in the both front and back skirt portion of the dress were completed.  I basted top and bottom finding that I needed to make additional adjustments to the back bodice.  I have a narrow upper back and really could go down a size for the back pieces on just about everything I make.

After fitting, I took a deeper dart in the back bodice and I need to adjust the back bodice length.  I adjusted for sway back for the back skirt portion of the dress, but I saw some drooping where the back bodice attached the back bottom piece.

The front bodice and skirt were a perfect fit.  I had adjusted the front bodice by making a one inch FBA.  I may have to shave some off the shoulder width.  I am thinking I made need to take some new body measurements as some fitting changes are constantly occurring indicating I may need to go smaller with upper chest/upper back.  I have used size 14 for this area for several years now and 12 may be better.  Yet if I go with 12 sometimes the size 16-18 bust is not included in the pattern piece, requiring a larger FBA.

Here are a few photos I took during my sewing activity this AM
Back view before adjustments

Close up view of ruffles and gathers

Front view on Alma Marie

8 comments:

  1. I am following your sewing this dress as it is one that I am thinking of making. I love the breakdown of your process. Many thanks Jacqui

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    1. I am discovering some other ways that I will sew this next time. I am liking the style of the dress more and more.

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  2. This is a lovely dress Linda -it's on my list as well, so it will be nice to sew how it turns out :)

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  3. Thanks Sarah. I am making progress and like the style more and more.

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  4. It is looking nice. Love this pattern. Your version looks like it will turn out nicely.

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    1. Thank you, I am liking this pattern more and more.

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  5. Oh my gosh, it'd going to be SO pretty!!!'

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    1. Thanks Lynn, I hope to finish it soon!

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