It is no secret that the fit is the most important thing in both vehicle for the vast majority of us, but also the most difficult to get to grips with.
But what about when you’ve got a pattern, with a good fit? You must then just do the same dress or blouse again and again?
Fortunately not! You can change the design of your patterns, so you get new details and lines in your clothes, while you retain the good fit, you now even have worked into your pattern.
One of the patterns, I work a part of, is a loose blouse, which I sometimes sew with sleeves and sometimes make for a top. The fit is tested through, before I started to play with the design, so I’m sure to have a good starting point for my new patterns, and not start from scratch every time.
Lately I have made this change in the pattern, where I have created a support piece across the shoulder, instead of having a skuldersøm. And it’s such a support piece, I will teach you to do in this post.
Before you begin to modify the design of your patterns, it’s a good idea to get a handle on the fit. Otherwise, it’s a bit of a waste of work to hone the design details, if the blouse is not being used, because it is bad.
It may be you have a buying pattern, you have been corrected so that it fits well, or a custom basic pattern to create your own designs. It is subordinated to – the technique to make this change in the design is the same, whether you’re working from a basic pattern or an already existing design.
The shoulder detail, I will show you here, you can easily add to the tops, blouses, t-shirt, shirts, dresses, jackets and coats. Only requirement to your pattern is to the front piece and the back panel meets each other at the shoulder.
Easy shoulder detail step by step
Before you make changes in your pattern, you must always start with copying it, so you do not draw on the original. So you can more easily keep track of your various patterns than if you suddenly have 20 designs on the same sheet of paper. Just think of the multi-colored mønsterark from sybladende, then you know exactly how annoying it is with 20 patterns on the same piece of paper – there is no reason to expose yourself for when you can now get rid of it pretty easy.
Step 1 – the neckline
Start by drawing your neckline onto your pattern both on front piece and the back panel. The neck line that you design, has an impact on how to wear the piece will look like.
Step 2 – Carry the piece
If you start at the front or the back panel drawing wearing the piece does not so much, but I usually start on front piece. Here you decide how far you want over cutting down by the neck, and draw a line across the pattern to the armhole. The classic version of this technique, is to wear the piece by the shoulder goes further into the armhole, than it does to the throat, but you can play your way to what suits just for you.
When you’ve drawn your line in on front piece, draw a similar line on the back panel. It does not have to be the same distance from the shoulder, as the line on front piece. Often the line will be a little more oblique in the back, where it does not go quite so far down inside by the neck, as it does in front of. At armhole, it makes sense to have approximately the same distance from the shoulder to the line on both the front and back piece, in order to maintain a degree of harmony and balance in the design, when you see the body from the side.
Step 3 – Put the parts together
Now you have the 2 lines. So should we have deleted the shoulder seam. To do this, copy the carry the piece from front piece onto a new piece of pattern paper. Select clear, what is the neck, shoulder and that it is the front piece. Trådretningen, you must also have selected. It is parallel to the Middle order, so signs it with, before you remove the pattern paper.
Move the pattern paper to the back panel, where the line from forstykkets shoulder must be positioned exactly on top of the line from bagstykkets shoulder. Character bagstykkets carry piece of extension with forstykkets and let trådretningen from front piece be wear the trådretning.
Step 4 – The finished pattern parts
Characters wear the piece of as a finished mønsterdel, and do the same with the front piece and the back panel. Front and back are now no longer a skuldersøm, but is put together with carry piece.
There are sleeves for your design, there must have been a little pasmærke in carry the piece that marks where the shoulder line would have been, so you can see where the shoulder point is.
View Wizard in the video – step by step
As you can see in the video, it’s the same steps you must follow, regardless of how the design of your neck and the lines in your carry piece is. So with this one technique you can make patterns to a myriad of designs.
You can choose to use a different type of fabric or a contrasting color in the piece, but you can also wear rock carry the piece of the same fabric as the rest of the blouse, and just have crossings as sømdetaljer. It gives a more muted designs that have a more stylish and individual expression.
It’s actually what I have availed myself of this blouse, where I have the same wear as in the top piece in this post, but where the sleeves and wear the piece of the blouse are in a single layer lace, while the front piece and the back panel has extra fabric behind blonden.
The top here is designed to be used for jeans, and might like to be a little rough and not too fine. Therefore, I have found a piece of cloth with the structure to carry the play, in order to create a more crude contrasts with the very smooth and fine rayon challis, as the top is sewn in.
Now it’s your turn!
Play around with the wear pieces in your blouses and dresses, and share your experiences with us in a comment, or a picture in Facebook group. Read more about blouse at bittranslators.com.