TV442 fitting

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hailstop
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TV442 fitting

Postby hailstop » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:34 pm

A friend of mine did my previous gown using the TV442 pattern, and now I'm doing one myself.

With that gown, I found that it's just a bit too short and probably needs another inch below the waist to better cover the skirt waistband. I'm not entirely sure where to lengthen though, as the instructions say only to lengthen the back and side pieces if necessary.

Additionally I'd like the point on front to be a bit longer...is it as simple as just adding a bit to the point?

Additionally I had a lot of problem with arm movement in that gown, namely I couldn't raise my arms very high or across the body. Made putting on gloves to be a bit of a challenge. :-)

Thanks!
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Re: TV442 fitting

Postby Heather » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:58 pm

It sounds like the armhole is close at the front of the arm, which is keeping you from moving your arms forwards. Lifting overall will be hard due to the off-shoulder line. You can try trimming the armhole forwards a bit and see if that helps.

Lengthen the bodice to the waist at just above the waistline across all the pieces. You can also add hooks and eyes to attach the skirt to the bodice, to keep them from separating.

I hope this helps.
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Re: TV442 fitting

Postby hailstop » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:40 pm

It does, thank you!
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Re: TV442 fitting

Postby hailstop » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:05 pm

I put together a mockup and tried it on (and realized immediately some tweaks I needed to do like...actually sew up two of the waist darts).

The question I have right now is that I noticed the shoulder seam doesn't lie on the top of my shoulder but about maybe, 1.5 inches towards the back? Is that normal? Or should I add that amount to the back piece and take it from the front?
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Re: TV442 fitting

Postby Heather » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:29 pm

Yes, this is normal. D not move the seam. In the Victorian Era, the should shoulder seam is behind the shoulder, not on top. :)

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