Thursday, January 29, 2015

Simplicity 1277 Pattern Adjustments for my COD Students

 My clothing construction one class at College of DuPage is currently sewing dress Simplicity 1277.  This post explains to my students how to blend from one size (16) in the bust to a second size (18) in the hips on this specific pattern.  To simplify the process, the pattern changes adjust circumference only at the side seams; we did not adjust the garment internally.  Construction steps for the entire garment will be posted during February in case you are interested in sewing along.
Skirt Front #3-extend seam line from 16 to 18 (red ink)

Bodice Side Front #2-Blend from waist down, with a french curve, from 16 to 18.  The difference between sizes is 1/2": this amount is also adjusted horizontally to the lower left corner as shown.
Detail photo
Front seam stitched; side seam alignment is good
Skirt Back #7-extend seam line from 16 to 18 (red ink)
Bodice Side Back-blend from 16 to 18 below waist.  Add horizontal lines (lower right corner) shown in red ink
Closeup of Bodice Side Back changes; size 18 line extends an additional 1" below its original position
Check Back pattern corrections by pinning panels in place
Seams are in alignment
We will review these changes at the start of next class!

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