Sunday, June 8, 2008

Scarlet Woman needs reformation....

I've heard from the recipient of my newest design, (the Scarlet Woman silk blouse) and there are some reported problems. Sadly, this sometimes happens when you don't have a way to fit the model while working on it. I did try it on myself as I went along, but that didn't have the desired effect...

So, I'll be making another prototype with corrections soon, and will only write up the pattern after I get the glitches tended to. What are the problems, you ask?

The armholes are very tight (may not be the worst thing in the world, as 100% silk stretches a LOT when worn) and the neckline is so wide it goes from armpit to armpit. Kind of weird to imagine isn't it? I am more 'up front' (so to speak) so on me the neckline was pulled forward and didn't seem so wide. But as this version was supposed to be an XS size, its definitely not proportioned correctly and I will correct the design.

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I really need one of those adjustable dress-forms to size my knitting designs.
{sigh}

4 comments:

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm sorry to hear that happened.

Can you make one of those duct-tape type dressforms from your model? Mine isn't the greatest, but I think if you do it right they stand in fairly well for a full-blown dressform :)

Briley said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! It really is hard to guess what would fit someone else's body. You are so good to be making a new one!

Nad said...

I can't even get to knit something that fits my upper torso so.... it is a hard thing to do. But it looks great- I love that colour!

Unraveling Sophia said...

I would love to have a duct-tape dessform! Do you have directions for how to make that? or a link?