Fitting Trouble

comments (14) December 21st, 2009     

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_nikki_ Nicole Smith, contributor
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Getting the perfect fit can sometimes be difficult. What challenges do you face when fitting a garment? Share any tips hat you have found for solving fitting problems.

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m5clark writes: I agree with vabelle. I have altered the shirt, but the arm hole in the front and back is too short.
Posted: 9:41 pm on February 23rd
Cleo_Elaine writes: So many writers have a problem with flat rears in their pants. I have found sometimes you can make your pants out of two fronts instead of cutting the back.==Try it with muslim first.==
Posted: 3:44 pm on February 23rd
larainy writes: Neck lines on knit fabrics. I've ruined so much material with the droopy neckline in the front and back. I use double darts in the back of a knit shirt usually works but I don't like having darts in the back.
Posted: 7:14 pm on January 16th
siama63 writes: I don't understand where are the corrections that the sewers made to fix their problems .
Posted: 7:27 pm on January 2nd
are_t writes: PANTS!!!
They're NEVER long enough, the front is always too long and the back is never long enough. I've got a big behind. I've been gradually adjusting a basic pattern for years and still can't seem to balance the front with the back without having a bit of a baggy fit. In other words, no fitted pants, just elastic waist bands in the attempt to compensate for the back. Then I end up with larger legs to balance it all out.
Posted: 4:02 pm on December 30th
petisita writes: Upper body issues - neckline, above bust, shoulders, etc. I am very petite - simple shortening - sleeves, skirts, pant legs - is doable - but having to shorten and reduce bodice areas, and then throw in armholes in that area, and it all can become a big hot mess.
Posted: 3:55 pm on December 23rd
linders writes: Shorts that ride up in the inseam when I walk. I can't figure out what is causing this. They fit fine when I stand or sit. Also, the shoulder slope. I have uneven shoulders and it seems that just the neckedge on one shoulder has to be deeper and then I can't get the collar to fit right.
Posted: 12:22 pm on December 23rd
Herring writes: It seems I am not alone - definitely pants! I end up either with folds under my behind or extra fabric in the crotch at the front. I've tried every solution ever published with no luck. A flat bum is a terrible thing.
Posted: 4:59 am on December 22nd
Miira writes: Winging (protruding) shoulder blades. Difficult to get the back to fit. In sleeveless garments, I get a big gaping area over the back of my shoulders.
Posted: 11:54 pm on December 21st
Sandy_Land writes: Bust & Hips. I dont' have enough of either for the patterns. :-) Learning to fix those fitting problems. I think hips are a little easier for me to fix than the bust area.
Posted: 11:29 pm on December 21st
bubbie writes: Broad back, and a bit of a dowagers hump. makes it hard to fit oneself. Being a seamstress and fitting everyone else, I use wild ginger pattern drafting program for me and voila...............the back problems and forward thrusting shoulder problems are solved.
As for LivingBeauty's problem. I have the same thing. When making pants, I add about 4 inches extra at the top of the pants, tie elastic at the waist, where MY BODY WAIST IS, over the pants, adjusting them so the side seams fall straight, and mark all around. The pants look funny when held up, but they sit nicely with the front and back crotch lengths where they should be.
The joys of sewing for an irregular body!
Posted: 10:49 pm on December 21st
vabelle writes: Arms on shirts. my arms are large and difficult to fit into a size 14,but if I get a larger size, the rest of the shirt is too big! Thght arms hurt and are unattractive.
Posted: 10:02 pm on December 21st
LivingBeauty writes: I agree with babysparkle! Pants create a problem for me, in that I have a shorter front crotch than back crotch and I never am able to get my pants to hang and fit the way I'd like! Ughhh!
Posted: 8:49 pm on December 21st
babysparkle writes: Pants! Pants! Pants! I always have excess fabric under my bum and can't get it fixed. Happens with every pattern I've ever tried. Soooooooo frustrating.
Posted: 7:56 pm on December 21st
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