Sunday, November 3, 2013

Raglan Sleeve Fitting Nightmares.....Simplicity 1615

Simplicity 1615

Simplicity 1615, View B
There is not a thing wrong with this pattern, except it fit me horribly.   I could tweak a muslin to fit me, but just could not transfer the correct changes to the pattern to make this work. 

 I am glad I  hit a road block.  It sent me on a fit journey that will in the end make me much happier.  

As a note, this pattern runs large.  I did go down one whole size to start the fitting process.  I thought I had the fit perfected, but after construction found that it is still too large across the shoulders, which also makes it too large across everywhere else.  If I didn't have a stack of projects waiting, I would remake this top with my new fitting and drafting knowledge and it would fit.

Turquoise voile by Free Spirit Fabrics.  
My one regret of making this top is the sacrifice of this wonderful fabric.  
Feels like a silk, but it's cotton.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing when something turned out less than perfect. "They" say we learn more from those than the successful endeavors.