Thursday, 9 April 2015

Just to show the shapelessness

Here are more shots of my pink toile, to show how shapeless it is:


Maybe some back darts might help?

More darts at the front, also vertical?  There are also drag lines from the bust point up to the shoulder.

The back gapes too, - but I think the armholes are okay?  That would be a small plus point.

Much more work needed.


  1. How unfortunate! I stay away from this shape- it just looks like I'm wearing a tent. Would you be able to insert an elastic under-bust and turn it into a princess?

    1. Thanks so much!
      This is from a self drafted bodice block. I wanted to see if I could get a mini dress or tunic from it with just bust darts. But I didn't realise that it would be quite so shapeless, I thought the bust darts would allow for enough shaping. Not so. Interesting experience.

      I will try adding vertical darts first, see how that works, and then take it from there.

      But it is very frustrating to see that I haven't got a better fit from all the efforts I put in, this is just the most recent version. I'll stick with it this time!

      Thanks again.