** Edited to add book title
First, to all in the USA, Happy Fourth of July!! In honor of the holiday, I did a theme manicure. Which is funny because I’m not huge on nail art. I don’t even really do things like french manicures. If you’re interested, you can skip to the bottom of this post.
I finally got started on my muslin of Burda 4-2002-122. I started with 42 and made a ‘large buttocks’ adjustment and the fit was great. I could possibly next time start with a 40 and adjust from there. These are possibly too baggy, but that’s the style. I thought I would show the adjustment here (That knee line might not actually *be* my knee).
There were three options in my book (Fitting and Pattern Alterations. A Multi Method Approach. Ann just wrote about it). But, I chose this one because
- The horizonal slice and spread is what I was going to do for my swayback. That’s about 1.5 to 2 inches
- The left most slice and spread adds width where I was going to for the ‘full inner thigh’ (what I call “chub rub” adjustment
- The widening of the dart is what I was going to do for a swayback
So, this on alteration covered my problem areas. You can see that I also added less than a 1/4 of an inch to the outer thigh. Not needed at all though since this style is so baggy. Here’s hoping it all works out in the linen too!
I’m off to the fireworks tonight at the Inner Harbor. But, I should have these sewn up tomorrow!
And speaking of fireworks: