|M7164 & Simplicity 1316|
Pants - McCall's M7164, View B
Top - Simplicity 1316, View D
Pants - Patchwork Rayon Challis print from Helen Enox in Oklahoma City (during the family Christmas time, I slipped away)
Top - Coral Rayon Challis from either Fabric Mart or Fashion Fabrics
Pants Fitting Notes
Since I make most of my clothes, I have no idea why I don't make more pants. RTW just doesn't fit right, so I thumbed through my fitting books to find the solution.
The Problem - Lower Buttocks Curve (I call is saggy bottom.)
The Solution - Widen and lower the crotch curve.
Presto - no more sagging at the back waistline.
Top Fitting Notes
Problem - Uneven shoulders, sloping shoulders, and forward rotated shoulders.
Solution - One could spend hours working on a kimono type sleeve with all these fitting problems. Since I didn't spend hours, I still have a few left.
See the bottom picture:
You will see the shoulder line way behind where it should be. It almost rides even with the back neckline. (This is a common RTW problem for me.) The shoulder seam that travels down the sleeve twist to the back and makes all sort of pull lines. I am trying to decide if this is a type of garment to spend some quality time with and figure out the fit or just stay with set-in sleeves.
Top Construction Notes:
This pattern has neckline facings. Please replace them with some type of binding. The flopping from the facings is bothersome.
|Doesn't look too bad from the back.|
|Top fitting issues from the shoulder. Shoulder seam rides too far back and isn't in line with the arm.|