New Look 6314 and new sewing tools
I am working on sewing New Look 6314.
This was a project that turned into a wadder. Due mostly to the knit fabric that was just not right for this pattern. I ordered a distressed knit to use for this project.
The fabric has been washed and is ready when I can get all the fitting adjustments to the pattern completed. With the first project, I made forward shoulder adjustments as well as a narrow shoulder adjustment to front and back. I did not make an FBA for the first project and after trying on the pattern again, I decided I did need 1 1/2 inch adjustment. Also, I made a 5/8 swayback adjustment.
After making the FBA I realized that the bust dart had to be lowered by an inch. After trying the pattern on with these adjustments I decided that I need to adjust the neckline; currently, it is too wide and low.
Here's the pattern as adjusted without neckline adjustment.
Yesterday was my birthday-69 years young!!! I decided to buy myself a gift and purchased from Stylemaker two notions with my birthday discount.
One tool is a self-measuring tape that has a locking mechanism in order to get a better measurement.
The other is a combination of tracing and marking tools.
One of my goals for 2020 is to be a better blogger so wanted to get this post in and now I am going to work on the neckline adjustment. More later and thanks for stopping by.