I've been off in Newport, RI for a week teaching and returned to finish my bodice block in the advanced patternmaking class I've been taking. . .
Here are the results of my efforts:
For the bodice, I have a different right side and left side because my left shoulder is taller than my right (I attribute this to an old skateboarding rotator cuff injury).
So, double the fun. One of the most interesting portions of this class was learning my measurements - and quite frankly, they were quite different than I thought. No wonder RTW never fits perfectly in the bodice area.
I am thrilled to have a bodice block that fits well! If you are interested Shearie from Sew La masterfully teaches these classes. They are very complex and now I realize that I didn't know what I didn't know. In this regard, I mean that pattern-making is a complex art that takes (I think) years to master. So, I didn't realize all the measurements that go into a commercial pattern. I didn't realize (and am still learning) all the ways to manipulate the blocks to achieve a certain look or style.
I also bought the recommended patternmaking book and as an aside, random new and vintage sewing books (I'll review these in an upcoming blog post). . . Off to sew. . .
Happy Fourth of July!!!
Little P relaxing. . .