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NancyM
Posted 2012-01-03 4:54 PM (#79515)
Subject: Serendipitous solution


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Just posted 3 pix to my album at
http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumi...

The blue & white knit print has curved seams added at my daughter's request to call attention to the irregular chevroning created by cutting on the bias. I realized after cutting that I could also use these seams to add slight shaping ("darting") in small of back and at underbust CF. Small of back has been a problem for years--compare the blue & white back to the back view of gray crisscross, also cut on bias, which clearly shows diagonal pull lines that I always seem to get when I fit the front of a knit top the way she likes it. The difference may be partly fabrics (blue & white is stretchier) but I suspect it's also partly the extra shaping, as a (straight) CB seam also has helped in the past with other knit tops. Fortunately my daughter has never complained about the problem, I suspect because she's never seen her own back view clearly. And I'm not about to enlighten her . . .

Nancy
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kselner
Posted 2012-01-03 6:45 PM (#79516 - in reply to #79515)
Subject: RE: Serendipitous solution


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Love the chervondid you just cut the seam or did you copy something to put the curve in?
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NancyM
Posted 2012-01-03 7:19 PM (#79518 - in reply to #79516)
Subject: RE: Serendipitous solution


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Used the arc tool in PE. Next time I would pull the arc deeper. I really prefer the curves you can get using the parabola tool (which I recently used to make a "swoosh" shaped inset in another knit top), but the parabola tool doesn't play nicely with offset--I had to go in and add seam allowance by hand on the paper pattern, so this time I just settled for the arc.

Nancy
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wheelyfeet
Posted 2012-01-03 9:13 PM (#79521 - in reply to #79515)
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You do great work! I love looking at your finished garments. Very inspiring.

Debra
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Sewhappy
Posted 2012-01-04 12:06 AM (#79526 - in reply to #79515)
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Nancy,
I showed my daughter (25) your album, she loved both your tie die T's.
She's very picky fashion wise, good work!
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julie w
Posted 2012-01-04 2:07 AM (#79532 - in reply to #79515)
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A great style addition, love the effect.
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Sewhappy
Posted 2012-01-22 3:32 PM (#79887 - in reply to #79515)
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NancyM - 2012-01-03 1:54 PM  Small of back has been a problem for years. . . I suspect it's also partly the extra shaping, as a (straight) CB seam also has helped in the past with other knit tops. . . .Nancy


Nancy, thanks for this idea.  I have a similar issue, a narrow (and curved-in back) between armpit to waist.
At first I thought it was a CBL issue and decreased that measure a little at a time until I realized... it wasn't helping.
I also knew it wasn't a hip (or high hip) ease issue either.  So I was stumped until I read your post.
Of course!  I always put a shaped CB seam into my fitted jackets and that makes a huge difference in fit.
I also looked at one of my best fitting RTW tees, and guess what?....it has a CB seam.
Thanks for giving me something new to try.

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barbara
Posted 2012-01-22 6:00 PM (#79889 - in reply to #79515)
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beautiful garments! I makes me think about getting pmk, maybe it will work, pmb5 doesn't seem to be giving a very good fit for me now.
maybe it is just me not fittable.
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