Thank you Kate for your fitting advice for my princess-style top. It
worked! Rather than keep on taking in more seams on the back of the
garment, I decided to experiment with using the size 14 option for the
back and using the size 18 for the front. The front is a bit big now
at the sides below the sleeve to the bottom. I will take more in
until I get the right fit there.
However, I also have a problem with what some people call gaposis in
jewel necklines. I am about a 38-inch bust and quite high as well.
The depth from the throat to the bust line is probably less than
usual. I take in some extra on the front shoulder seam at the neck
edge (up to 7/8th inch instead of the regular half-inch) and this
relieves the gap a bit.
Do you think I should now slash the pattern in three or four places
and overlap up to 1/4 inch on these slashes? My Fast-Fit book
recommends this. I don't seem to have the same problem with a high
V-neck. Sometimes a slightly smaller facing will draw in the gap, or
if I am using a narrow binding of the same material I can ease the gap
into the binding.
Have you any other suggestions? And can you please tell me why I
have this problem? It would be illuminating for me!
Thanks a bunch
- posted 13 years ago