starz

redrafted fun.

by starz on September 23, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1950s

I have been doing a little sewing recently.

I got a pattern on trademe(a new zealand based version of ebay) for this dress:

When it came time to make it the instructions were missing and the collar pieces indecipherable.I redrafted a new collar from experience and guess work and now I have this:

(sorry it is sideways,I forgot to edit it)

I never knew why people re drafted patterns before but now I do.I moved darts and shortened the bodice and wow!!I have a waist!and boobs!!

That concept is new:)

It turns out it wasn’t me having figure flaws it was modern clothes having drafting flaws.

I now need to make this $4 find:

I will definitely redraft this pattern first.

Lesson learned.

 

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