Hello all so my latest project is an interesting one to say the least...... straight out of an Austen Powers movie; a mother of the bride's dress! One would think outlandish, gaudy, trashy.... well one would be very, very wrong this time! This mother has exhibited impeccable taste and class! Can't show pix until after the ceremony but rest assured I will post pix as it is turning out quite beautiful.
You see the issue is this fine lady has a small frame (3 cm smaller shoulder width than the basic block) with a larger bust volume and carries her weight mainly in the front making her front neck to waist 5 cm longer than the back. That means there is a 3 cm difference at the side seams (2 cm are already incorporated into the draft) that have to be accounted for. A few tricks later, some maneuvering of lines, a bit of praying and presto the pattern was ready to cut!
The trick is to fit the body especially because the bodice has piping accentuating it so it has to fit the first time. Yesterday when I placed it on my judy, if I wasn't afraid of hurting something I would have done somersaults and cartwheels it looked EXACTLY like the picture!!!!
Any one of my graduates understands exactly what to do in this case and would have the ability to copy this garment without a problem. Take heart beginners you too will reach this point that you will understand exactly what to do in cases like this!
Until next time..... ciao
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"