Wednesday, December 31, 2008

BWOF 11-2008-111 Red Wool Dress -- In progress

This dress is part of my PR Endless Combinations Contest entry. After I cut this pattern out, I realized that I have cut 1 or 2 sizes larger than I needed; however, that was before I realized that BWOF do not include seam allowances. In the end, at all worked out for the best. This was not a petite pattern, but my series of happy accidents generated a muslin that needed only minor adjustments. I'm keep this trick in my hip pocket for petite-ing BWOF patterns in the future.

TIP! Making standard BWOF patterns petite
1) cut one size larger than your measurements indicate
2) do not add seam allowances
3) sew your muslin as if you had already added the seam allowances
4) adjust your muslin as necessary. You still can't skip the muslin step, but this should leave you with only minor changes in stead of more serious redrafts.

muslin front

muslin back

Pattern Adjustments
I altered the armseye slightly and raised the front waist a tiny bit

In progres...


Dawn said...

If you join BurdaEnglish (it's a Yahoo group) there are direcions on there for petite-ing patterns. I'd be very careful about making a larger size and then not adding seam allowances. Your dress is great! I love it in red. I made it in black and will have to make another in another color.

HeathersSphere said...

Such a lovely dress!!!!!!