Thursday, 17 January 2013

Getting to terms with fit

I don't usually do resolutions of any sort because I think things that are broken need to be fixed as soon as you become aware of them.

I have a fitting problem. I realized it when I made the third version of B6035, which is made of Thai silk and has yet to be blogged. It's actually M6035 - a quick Google search for B6035 reveals my blog posts and a knit pattern from an unknown pattern company.

So anyway, fitting problem. The shirt looks great on me but I cannot move without it running up. The back seems to be the issue as, funnily enough, when it does move up this is only apparent in the back - the front looks almost OK. This means I must wear it with a cardigan or not wear it at all. 

Wonky due to how I was standing
Front:


The truth is that I had some of these problems with the previous version too, but they are somehow exacerbated by a combination of fabric and longer sleeves.



Even though it looks like it has more fabric than it needs, it doesn't fit properly.

I haven't done anything about it yet because:
1. Despite making my third M6035 in August I wore it exactly twice that month and only went back to it in December. This I guess is partially due to the fitting issues but I deluded myself thinking that I had to wash it by hand (not true, delicates program + low dry work very well)
2. I haven't been sewing much since. I think that after that shirt I made a total of two garments in the rest of the year. Unfortunately, both of those have fitting issues: a skirt that is ever so slightly too tight, and a Grainline top with a lot of fabric pooling at the lower back.

So, when craftsy.com offered a class on fitting, I didn't even think twice: this spring I will learn how to fit clothes using their new class, Sew the Perfect Fit with Lynda Maynard.


I will post updates on how it is going and present neat little tips I pick up along the way.

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It's actually M6035 - a quick Google search for B6035 reveals my blog posts and a knit pattern from an unknown pattern company.

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