May. 21st, 2017

May. 21st, 2017 05:18 am
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)

intermission: a bodice draft from progressive pattern making and cutting out for needlework by mrs. e. griffith, originally published in 1931 (i have a seemingly unchanged reprint from 1946). i drafted it for a 96 cm bust - that's what would be proportionate for my height - because i could already tell that the shoulder area was going to turn out weird, and that a larger bust measurement was going to make it worse. some of the weird is caused by the fact that it seems to have a shoulder seam that's slightly displaced towards the back, but even without that, the shoulders are obviously too wide. (though weirdly, the neck width is good!) the length would actually have been okay when that really was my bust measurement, right now the front would be too short - that happens because they only measure the back length and add a fixed quantity to get the front length, instead of measuring both. still, it's an interesting system, i like the way they get the bust dart by just adding a certain amount to the front length, drawing the front side seam too long by that amount and then adding a dart to remove it. i wonder if i could rework the whole thing a bit...