Monday, July 8, 2013

Close, but no cigar!

Getting closer. I think I'm going to go with this for a little bit until I recover from the brain drain of trying to get it perfectly right. I can use the sloper to draft a woven blouse as is, as it won't have any back darts anyway. BTW, I know the bust darts are low. Wearing the bra that is only used when the rest are in the laundry. The good bras make them higher! :P}}

I know there is some wierdness at the back, but not sure how to correct it and need someone other than my wonderful hubby to help. I tell him what to do, he tries, but really is much better with wood than with fabric. :P}} I always ask if it took the folds and wrinkles out, and his standard response is "I don't think it will get any better than this." Which means he doesn't want to play anymore. LOL

So here's what I have now. I may send Glenda another email later in the week and see if she has some suggestions. I have done another 1/4" off the shoulder at the neck tapering to zero at the shoulder, which is after this picture was taken.

Have a busy week overall and the "real" machine went in for an overdue servicing this morning, so probably won't have much time to play with it until next weekend anyway.

Hope you're having fun, and as always, more later!



  1. It is looking better but I wonder if the back is still too long. When you pulled it down at the side the drag lines disappeared.

  2. I'm not too sure about the back. I know when my arms are down, it's better. What I do know is I'm trying my first attempt at a blouse from this sloper. It has to be better than anything else I own because the neck and shoulders will be correct for me. I've taken a blouse I really like and used the favorite features. It's on the cutting table now. It'll be a seersucker longer blouse with short sleeves, a Veed neckline and a Mandarin collar. Hope this turns out well. I'll post when it's done!

  3. I wonder if you need more room at the upper back area and less at the lower back. The sleeves seem to need a little more room especially for the back bicep. I look forward to seeing the resulting blouse.