So looking at the enmore, the upper bust sizing puts me at a 10.
Full bust? 18. But no way am I that wide in the shoulders.
So the 10 would be the better fit.. except..
While tons of ease? How much is there for purposes of the more buxom of us?
Also my cup size is more an F/G than a D.
Do I need an FBA on the D cup shelf? Would that…[Read more]
Has any one added a sleeves?
Thanks to Building Block I can draft any sleeve style.
But I don’t know if the shape of the armscye is symmetrical front and back. I also don’t know how to draft the right size.
cybele727 replied to the topic Picking the right size for a petite curvy girl!!!! in the forum liesl + co: marais knit dress + top 1 year ago
thank you. This is exactly what I needed to know. L D cup with slash and spread! THANK YOU!
cybele727 started the topic Picking the right size for a petite curvy girl!!!! in the forum liesl + co: marais knit dress + top 1 year ago
Long time no chat!
I love the Marais. Is it better to pick the size based on upper bust or full bust and do FBA/grading?
UB 37 (sized M)
FB 42 (between L and XL)
Band: 37 (sized M)
The fit point on this seems to be shoulders and bust.
Do I start with a M in the shoulders…Then do a bit of an FBA on a D cup?
high Bust 39
Full bust 41
natural waist 39
I am petite but round..
The back where the snaps are always comes undone for me. I am going to do a button and hole there because while my daughter loves the dress, it literally comes undone and she feels that she can’t wear it.
I love lettuce hems on knits. They add feminine, flirty, fun, without overly frilly. Plus you don’t have to measure to make sure your hem is even! Tee hee.
This is the tutorial I use because I am super lazy.
Thanks, it does make sense. I may have to just to a woven to start with and once I get the “feel” of the construction, I can modify with knowledge!!
Here is the sleeve. Next time I will make the sleeve a bit longer in the stop. But still, the bell spread and lettuce hem gives it to me pretty good.
So many questions…
1) Sizing… my G is a 5 chest, 10 waist, 4 hip . (she has no butt at all and a distended belly). She has a long torso. For the reason of the belly, we usually do a line and high waisted/yoke dresses. But a wrap will also hide the belly deformation. This has a traditional waist placement… is it right on the…[Read more]
Also, I’d like to note that I am a lawyer. Which means I follow rules and instructions. So for me to customize is a big leap. And I’d never have ever developed the confidence with Liesl and the Building Block Book. 🙂
So funny because as I stared at the pattern and envisioned what I wanted, I realized that because it is a folded piece, it would be too bulky. So I cut the pattern below the fold line and I spread it like a “bell shaped” sleeve instructions. Because of where it sits on the dropped sleeve, that should do the trick.
On an interesting side note,…[Read more]
A flounce? I am not sure what you mean? I can’t envision!
Hi all, Long time no chat.
Today I am making something for MEEEEEEE! All about meeee!
I am making the Chai Tee. So excited to have a D cup so the girls don’t bring the shirt up short!
Anyways, I would like to make the sleeves a bit more fluttery.
Do you think it would work if I just used the gathered sleeve method on page 55 of the BBB,…[Read more]
So funny. 5 years ago I made this post. Today I measured my daughter and she’s 51″ tall. Has a 23 inch chest. 4T chest and a 7 in length, but I’d prefer the 8 so it lasts. She’s so narrow!
And I thought, didn’t I have this similar problem before and I wonder what the forum has to say. Voila!
I figured that was wrong! But I only pinned a bit like that to take a picture to ask if that’s what was meant by pin on the seam line. 🙂
I guess I just have a lot of ease. I will try it. The thing about doing a new thing… you aren’t sure you’ve done it correctly until it turns out or doesn’t and it’s “too late.” HA! But once you have the…[Read more]
In the pic above the green is 1/2 inch of neckline. The collar band is aligned and pinned to the basting line (where interfacing starts).
When you say pin on seamline do you mean aligning raw edge of collar band with the stitchline (basting line) like this:
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