Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design »
InstructionsUsed Vogue pattern V8689
Type of item: Clothing
Navy Broadcloth (poly/cotton blend), harvested buttons from a man's shirt I discarded.
What was your inspiration?
I need some dress shirts for work that fit well.
What are you most proud of?
Another wearable shirt. Not perfect, but not bad at all.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I also completed the Sew the Perfect Fit class and I didn't find that process logical to my brain at all (I'm not saying there's a thing wrong with it, it was also interesting and I did learn some things.... but the BD class makes sense to my brain.... so I'm sticking with that!)
Anyhow, this dress shirt. I picked a short sleeve, the rounded/longer length hem and the mandarin collar... so a combo of View A and D, Supposedly this pattern is a "custom" fit for up to a "D" cup. Well.... let me say - not enough for these DD babies I got. So, I needed to make a full bust adjustment as well as use the D cup princess pieces. (I ended up putting a small dart on the front pieces as well, I couldn't get it to work otherwise. I got this idea from McCalls M6076). This shirt has a yoke as well and I decided to eliminate the back yoke seam and cut it on the fold. As always I added some width to the sleeves for my fat arms to have room. I also made room for my belly and ample hips and I like the way it turned out. The buttons aren't in pairs like mine on the pattern, but that's what I wanted to have.... and there you go - a custom shirt! YAY I can't wait to wash it and wear it. I'll probably wear it with the top 3 buttons undone, I just did them all up for the pics.