calculating squares, triangles and going round in circles

So, I’ve had a chance to get the skirt to fit, attach it roughly to the bodice, and some more fitting. The bit I hate. I wish there was a fast forward button to this. So, some interesting challenges to this pattern. The inset triangles act as both design interest, and like little princess seams. But at a totally different angle than I am used to.

It’s hard to figure out the fit until you have put more of the dress together. The skirt said semi fitted, but on me it was MUCH too big. I have taken in loads from the triangles, and taken an inch off the skirt circumference. I need to still fix the shoulders which are looking too wide. This is an odd experience and one I don’t normally have any issues with.

I think I need to take the waist in a fraction more and then that area is sorted and will look less square like. It’s going to be a pain fixing the shoulders though as I need to take the skirt off and turn everything out again. Still, at least the length proportions look ok and I am happy with the collar. I just need to do some tacking to prevent gapping when I sit down!

Some in progress photos, courtesy of some assistance from the housemate for pinning me in, and taking some photos. Neither of which are half as easy to achieve on your own…

In case you are wondering what an earth I am wearing underneath the dress, its my fitness outfit from which I couldn’t be bothered to get changed from as its really hot here today.

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About sewwherenext

A few years ago I signed up for a year long beginner's dressmaking course. I have never looked back and am always thinking about my next project, hence the sew where next? name. This blog is to try and keep track of my trials, tribulations and hopefully successful projects.

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