I hope everyone is getting along well sewing their Pastille muslins. As planned, this week is going to be devoted to achieving the ideal fit, and I thought we would begin at the top and work our way down; a head-to-toe fitting guide, if you will. This week will also involve making our croquis and I will be posting mine on Wednesday.
First up on our fitting adventure is the shoulder adjustment. Autumnyarn left a comment asking for this as she has too much fullness in the back shoulders in her muslin. Ann Rowley provides an outstanding step-by-step guide on Flickr:
Ann Rowley's Narrow Shoulder Adjustment via Flickr
I am the opposite - I have slightly broad shoulders and my shoulder seams often end a good 1" before my actual shoulders. For my broad shoulder adjustment, I will follow the first step outlined by Ann Rowley (above), but rather than marking for a decrease, I will slash and spread, allowing for the extra fullness I need; very similar to the pivot adjustment we learned for the waist/hips while sewing the Meringue.
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