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by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Alrighty! Thanks for all your help!

(As per the b/f's request, I'm stepping away from the sewing machine until after Xmas, so you'll get some peace for a few days...)
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Right... my boyfriend has told me no more sewing until Boxing Day (meep!), so this is the final mockup for this week, methinks. :) I redid the math and came up with size J front, size D back. Done nothing else to it, as why complicate things? http://www.skaro.com/costuming/idris/mockup5b.jpg http://...
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Here we go again! Fresh mockup - did all alterations suggested (although I went only one size larger on the back, not two - so it's currently a size K front and a size C back. Gosh, I love having a huge bosom), and here's what I got. I might have been letting the straps drift down my shoulder a litt...
by britgeekgrrl
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Yep, same mockup - I didn't really give it a fair chance, previously, all things considered.

Given that I'm something like an F-cup at the moment, I'm not surprised if the bust needs more fabric! ;)

Super-useful advice on all counts! I can't wait to get started on the next draft, thanks!

- JM
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Alrighty, then! Got the b/f to take some pix. I hope these suffice.

Image

Image

Thanks again for your help! :)

- Johanna
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

D'oh! I'll get the b/f to take pix after I get off work tonight.

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

A quasi-update. 1) I made a (new) corset that actually fitted me - rather than squeeeezing into one that fit *mumble* pounds ago. 2) I took the mockup in the posts above and put steel in at the apt areas. (apologies for huge img size, I can't figure out how to resize them via phpbb code...) http://w...
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Hmm.... Digging through the archives here, I'm embarrassed to admit it looks like I ran into exactly the same issue a few years ago - cutting too small a back and too large a front. *blush*

So, back to the cutting table!

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Okay, still fiddling about with the sleeve placement, but I got a picture of what's going on in the back of the armhole that has me puzzled. (attached) It's entirely possible that it'll go away when I move the strap... (Apologies if it looks a little funky, I laced myself into the corset a little ti...
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

Excellent!

I'll tinker as advised and if that doesn't fix it, I'll be sure to share a photo, next post.

Thanks!
by britgeekgrrl
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Fitting TV490 - sleeve/bust

FWIW, I've never had a muslin of a commercial pattern fit *so* closely, first time out, so I'm already pretty pleased! That said... I'm a plump, petite, busty woman - big rack, tiiiiiny shoulders (seriously, the shoulder width on my basic bodice block is four inches and that's with a half inch seam ...
by britgeekgrrl
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

Aha! Progress! http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/pic/000cd9rc/g193 - front view http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/pic/000cbwfe/g193 - side view I trimmed a tiny bit from the back width (1/2", total) and I'm reasonably confident that adding steel to either side of the closure in ba...
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

I defer to the experts!

I'll bung a test sleeve on that toile and see how it looks. :)

Thanks again!
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

Right then. Made a new toile - size G front, size E back. Apologies for the fuzziness (and the mess in my house! Go figure, when I sew, I neglect my chores) http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/pic/000c8kwr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Progress pic 1 http://pics.livejournal.c...
by britgeekgrrl
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

I did have a chum measure me - that much I have learned! - but I'm pretty certain she did armpit-to-armpit for the back width :bang:

Right then, I shall have the measurements done again and see what happens.

Thanks! Y'all are saints!

- Johanna
by britgeekgrrl
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

*doublechecks measurements because, heaven knows, I'm terrible at teh math* Back width: 16.5" Back length: 14" Bust: 39.25" Arm hole: 16.5" Adjusted back: 22.25" Adjusted front: 17" (Or, to put it another way, I wear a 36F when it comes to mundane bras - hence "sma...
by britgeekgrrl
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

TV 440 - Fitting large bust/narrow shoulders

I did a quick search and didn't find what I was looking for. Mea maxima culpa if I'm posting a redundant question. Long story short: Small ribcage, large bust. I'm petite, but my torso is long for my height (my joke is that I have the torso of someone 5'6" on the legs of someone 4'10" - I'...
by britgeekgrrl
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV 422 - Adjusting For A Particular Shape
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

*blinks* Yep, you got me on the bust measure - I did it the contemporary way. I'll have to do it again.

I learn something new every day!

Thanks for the help, Heather!

- Johanna
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Picking Your Brains - Reproducing a Victorian Costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Thanks, Tiffers & Bookwyrm! Drafting out those pleated bits of the bodice with some some paper, first, was what I had in mind, too - glad to hear I'm on the right track, there. I was thinking the collar/cuffs embellishment was some sort of foofy chenille, but I'll use whatever looks good-enough ...
by britgeekgrrl
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Picking Your Brains - Reproducing a Victorian Costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Picking Your Brains - Reproducing a Victorian Costume

Howdy all! Long story short, I'm a sci-fi cosplayer and I'm hoping to recreate a Victorian-ish dress from an episode of the show Doctor Who . Reference pics may be found here: http://pics.livejournal.com/britgeekgrrl/tags/mercy+hartigan/ As the video hasn't aired in the US, yet, all I've got to go o...

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