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I want to make this dress, but am not sure why you took out 2cm of the back length? and I love your pattern challenges…..
Hi Karen, thx for dropping by the blog. With a fitted dress block, when you straighten the side seam and don't use the waist darts (front and back) it still needs a lot of work to make a well balanced shift dress. When the back of the dress is fitted (i.e. using the darts) it has a longer measurement than the back of a shift that drops straight from the shoulders. On individual fits this measurement will vary. On the commercial work I do the alteration ranges from 1.5-2cm. Hope this helps. :)
Thanks! I had never considered that....
It's the pattern alteration I use to cure that 'too much fabric in the back of tops and dresses'. It really cleans up the back fit. :)
Planing to make this dress, love this simple design! Which fabric is suitable for this pattern? Can it be made out of light weight knit? If yes - should I cut on bias as well?And what mark on CB neck line means?
Hi Inna, the instructions above are for woven fabric and I have used a fitted dress block for woven fabric. However this would be a much easier pattern making job if you cut in a knit because you don't have to deal with any/many darts. I doesn't have to be bias for a knit fabric. And the marks on at CB neck are tucks transferred from the back shoulder dart. Not necessary at all, just a small shaping detail. Hope I have covered everything. :)
Gracias es un modelo que aunque se muy sencillo tiene su modelaje importante el resultado es fantastico.
Thx Maria, you are very kind. :)Thx María, es usted muy amable. :)
I love this dress ,
Thanks for the compliment. :) Are you thinking of making this style?
This is a lovely pattern! I'm also interested in making this in a moderate stretch knit (e.g. ponte knit). Should I take out 2cm from the back piece as well? Thanks!
Hi Lovenicky, yes i would take the extra length out of the back. Does your stretch block have a bust dart? If not the pattern development will be even easier than the example above. :)
My basic knit pattern doesn't have a bust dart but has a centre back seam for shaping. I think I'll definitely have to make this one! Thanks!!
Yes that should work. Always here to answer questions. :)