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danniihxx
« on: May 30, 2013 06:38:10 AM »

Hello!

I'm working on a muslin for a dress I'm making- now I have altered the pattern to fit me but there is a lot of wrinkling and fullness around the zipper. Any ideas on how to get rid of this as it really needs to be lying flat against my back rather than giving me extra lumps. Please don't laugh at the pictures and yes I sew in my jammies  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013 12:36:37 PM »

I see two possibilities:

1. The top is too small to fit down over your hips, causing the top to ride up and wrinkle--but it looks like it is suppose to be a fitted style, so...

2. The top is too long for your shoulder to waist...

since you are working with a muslin, I would shorten the bodice where it wrinkles, reset the zipper and see if it fits better

I think a lot of people sew in jammies or less...Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013 05:45:01 PM »

Haha well at least I'm not the only one Grin I've fixed the bodice (finally), I tried to stay true to the pattern by keeping the darts and just rearranging them but it wasnt happening so I chopped 2.and a half inches off the bottom and it fixed it - thank you so much for your help I think I would have just been putting darts  all over the place if not for you  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013 06:16:16 AM »

I think it is fabulous that you young ladies are making more fitted and complicated things...it is a challenge and a great way to up your sewing skills...trial and error is a great teacher, but sometimes, those of us who have already come across the same thing need to share our own experiences! Grin

I can't wait to see you finished outfit...but please do not model your creation in your pj's! Cheesy
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013 06:05:42 AM »

Every body is different. Patterns are a standard size to fit many bodies, so they're really just a starting point. Adjusting a pattern to fit is expected, and most patterns include markings indicating the best places to lengthen or shorten.

I sew in my jammies, too.
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rebecnik
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013 09:38:44 AM »

Chalk up one for me under "I sew in jammies." Why not be comfortable? Smiley
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