I know it seems like I haven’t been sewing but I have. I just haven’t made anything that I could wear in publc. Right now I’m working on Vogue V7903 View C. I’ve make countless muslins of this pattern. My issues are: 1- learning how to do a FBA 2) sleeve fitting.
My journey to knowledge – Full Bust Adjustments – FBA
I have the book Fit for Real People and I tried to follow the instructions but it didn’t work for me. The whole tissue fitting by myself made me really want a custom dressform. I’ve read all the information on Patternreview and still I couldn’t figure out FBA. I think sometimes you have to just keep trying until it all comes together. I think I finally got it when I checked out Every Sewer’s Guide to the Perfect Fit by Mary Morris and Sally McCann. i’ve tried their method and traced the front of the pattern. I haven’t made a muslin yet but I will. Stay tuned for the results.
The other problem I have is with the sleeves. They are fine when my arms are at my side but when a raise them a little, the sleeves are tight. I’ll have to find out what that’s all about next.
I haven’t made another skirt but that’s next after the blouse.
My sewing goals are:
1. Master the FBA
2. Figure out what’s going on with my sleeves.
3. Make a skirt based on drafted pattern.
4. Make two blouses with V7903 that fit well.
That’s it for now.