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by britgeekgrrl
Sun May 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

Fantastic! Thanks, Heather!
by britgeekgrrl
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

…and my next silly question. Notches on the long sleeve – as in, I’m not seeing any. There are notches on the armscye of the bodice, in the usual sort of place one would expect to see them, but I’m not seeing anything corresponding on the sleeve head. Am I missing something ridiculously obvious? The...
by britgeekgrrl
Tue May 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

Oh, duh. Of course! Silly me. :)

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun May 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

I'm getting ready to make a mockup of TV460 but would like to ask some advice re: fitting the shoulders, if it's not too much trouble. I'm cutting the pattern to size C front and back and in terms of overally measurements, it's looking lovely except that I have very narrow shoulders: four inches fro...
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

So, er, like this? https://photos.app.goo.gl/ngLr5debX8for2sg9 - that link should take you to a publicly shared photo...

(Don't mind how I've traced the piece - I've a size E waist on a size C torso in all other respects, so there's a lot of fiddling about by default...)

- JM
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

Thanks for the reply, Heather - and no worries re: timing. You've got a lot on your plate. ;) Ah, it's the ol' "the fluff has got to go somewhere " problem. Makes sense! I'll try adjusting my pattern as you describe. I'm totes okay with my belly being a belly, because that won't mess with ...
by britgeekgrrl
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Fitting below the waist in front

Hello, everyone! I’ve been making and wearing corsets for *mumble* years as my weight slides up and down the scale, and I’ve run into a recurrent problem, over several corsets: the bottom front of the corset (below the waist) is permanently bent to quite an angle, after a few wearings. (I've been ma...
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Alrighty! Thanks for all your help!

(As per the b/f's request, I'm stepping away from the sewing machine until after Xmas, so you'll get some peace for a few days...)
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Right... my boyfriend has told me no more sewing until Boxing Day (meep!), so this is the final mockup for this week, methinks. :) I redid the math and came up with size J front, size D back. Done nothing else to it, as why complicate things? http://www.skaro.com/costuming/idris/mockup5b.jpg http://...
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Here we go again! Fresh mockup - did all alterations suggested (although I went only one size larger on the back, not two - so it's currently a size K front and a size C back. Gosh, I love having a huge bosom), and here's what I got. I might have been letting the straps drift down my shoulder a litt...
by britgeekgrrl
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Yep, same mockup - I didn't really give it a fair chance, previously, all things considered.

Given that I'm something like an F-cup at the moment, I'm not surprised if the bust needs more fabric! ;)

Super-useful advice on all counts! I can't wait to get started on the next draft, thanks!

- JM
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Alrighty, then! Got the b/f to take some pix. I hope these suffice.

Image

Image

Thanks again for your help! :)

- Johanna
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

D'oh! I'll get the b/f to take pix after I get off work tonight.

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

A quasi-update. 1) I made a (new) corset that actually fitted me - rather than squeeeezing into one that fit *mumble* pounds ago. 2) I took the mockup in the posts above and put steel in at the apt areas. (apologies for huge img size, I can't figure out how to resize them via phpbb code...) http://w...
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Hmm.... Digging through the archives here, I'm embarrassed to admit it looks like I ran into exactly the same issue a few years ago - cutting too small a back and too large a front. *blush*

So, back to the cutting table!

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Okay, still fiddling about with the sleeve placement, but I got a picture of what's going on in the back of the armhole that has me puzzled. (attached) It's entirely possible that it'll go away when I move the strap... (Apologies if it looks a little funky, I laced myself into the corset a little ti...
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Excellent!

I'll tinker as advised and if that doesn't fix it, I'll be sure to share a photo, next post.

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 15842

Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

FWIW, I've never had a muslin of a commercial pattern fit *so* closely, first time out, so I'm already pretty pleased! That said... I'm a plump, petite, busty woman - big rack, tiiiiiny shoulders (seriously, the shoulder width on my basic bodice block is four inches and that's with a half inch seam ...
by britgeekgrrl
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 7905

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

Aha! Progress! http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/pic/000cd9rc/g193 - front view http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/pic/000cbwfe/g193 - side view I trimmed a tiny bit from the back width (1/2", total) and I'm reasonably confident that adding steel to either side of the closure in ba...
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 7905

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

I defer to the experts!

I'll bung a test sleeve on that toile and see how it looks. :)

Thanks again!

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