Fitting adjustments

As mentioned in other posts, I have a short depth from waist to hip and so I normally raise the hip line up two inches on most patterns.  I did so with the skirt portion of the V9024 dress.  This then requires truing up the seams.
For me I usually true up the seam by adding to the pattern as I did with the skirt right front pattern pieces.  Some people may reduce this.  I think it depends on what the pattern piece is and where it will line up on the body.  As you can see I had to add to the seam, tapering to nothing near the notch on this pattern piece.  If it is too wide then I can adjust by taking a deeper seam.

Because of the shape of the front and side front bodice pattern the FBA was a combination of how I do adjustments for patterns with darts and princess seams.
Again there are seam and dart opportunities for making additional adjustments if necessary. I think I may have to take deeper dart or deeper princess seam if I have over adjusted.

Fabric is still waiting to be cut out.  I had to do that on Sunday but shoulder and neck were giving me fits so decided best to wait another day.


  1. Thank you for sharing your fitting adjustments.

    These combination of darts are great examples to help the busty folks.

    1. You are welcome. I like it when others share their fitting adjustments as I learn something new and beneficial.

  2. What a good idea to lift the hip line - I think I will adopt this idea too, if you don't mind. Glad you have got some sewing time again. I'll also take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    1. I am short from waist to hip and when I do this the new hip area fits me better. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also.


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