Tuesday, July 24, 2007

That's More Like It

I've finished tracing and cutting out the new pieces for my "up-graded" pattern, which is now a straight size 48 with no alterations (yet). I think I did pretty well. The seams line up correctly and the fit on Zillie is what I'd expect for a Burda size 48. The only glitch is the neckband but that's because I altered for my square shoulders as I was tracing. Adjusting the neckband to match will be easy.

As for alterations — I will have to do an FBA …

and add at the waist and hip …

and it looks like the shoulder-to-waist length is too long, which is disguised in the front because of Zillie's (and my) full bust.

But these are all my usual alterations, so I'm quite pleased with myself and the grading!

Tomorrow, I'll make those adjustments and make an ugly muslin.


  1. Job well done! Fingers crossed you still like the style after the alterations and muslin.

  2. I am so glad that you are doing this top. By the time I finish my swap, you'll have your fba done and I can see how you did it! I have really wanted to make this top, but I haven't had the time to work out the fba. How are you dealing with the very low front?

  3. I can't wait to see the muslin!

  4. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your experience in altering this top. I know that I will benefit from it and I really appreciate that you are showing us your modifications!

    Masouma Rose

  5. you work so fast! great!


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