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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: FITTING YOUR MOCKUP

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we will be taking the mockup you created in the last blog post, and fit it to your body. Pattern #012 is very versatile, and can be worn with or without a corset.  As such, we are going to show the fitting process for both, and how they might look on each person. The first thing you do is lace the bodice on the body being fitted.  Pull the shoulder strap over the upper chest, and pin it to the shoulder strap stub on the back bodice.  Do this for both sides.  FITTING OVER A CORSET.  Your bodice may look like this: Front view, over corset. Side view, with corset. Back view,...

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Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we will be taking the patterns you altered to fit your measurements, cutting out our fabric, and assembling our mockups!   In our previous blog posts, we have been showing examples using models with and without corsets, but the process of cutting out fabrics and assembling your mockup is the same for both options.  Therefore, we are only showing one example here. To make your mockup, you should have the following:1.  Your fabric 2.  Your modified pattern 3.  Something to hold the pattern in place (pins, weights) 4.  And something with which to cut the fabric (scissors, rotary cutter) NOTE:  "Mockup," "Muslin" and "Toile" are interchangeable words for a test garment sewn...

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  Welcome to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we will be using those measurements you took on Day 1 to alter our pattern to fit our measurements.  We will be showing two different options below.   Our first option is for Arte, who is going to fit her muslin over a corset.  Arte's measurements fell right in between size 12 and size 14.  It is pretty unusual to have this happen - all measurements fitting in one size range - but that is the way it worked for her.  We decided that it was better to use the higher size, as we could adjust down if necessary.   Tracing around the size 14.  Arte uses large metal washers as pattern weights. Because...

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#012: The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along: ASSEMBLING A DIGITAL PATTERN

This post is the second in a series for  #012: The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along.  Pattern #012 is the first pattern that has been offered at Margo's Patterns as a digital download.  We thought it might be helpful to do a post on how to assemble the pattern once it has been printed out. Note:  Pattern tile pages = the papers you will print out from the download Grey lines = the lines on the pattern tile pages Pattern sheet = the pattern once all the tile pages have been taped together Each digital download pattern is sent to the buyer as a zip file.  You open the zip file and extract all the files inside.  One of those files says...

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#012: The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along: MEASUREMENTS

The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along (referred to after this as #012 Bodice Sew Along) begins today!  We will be doing different blog posts each week, addressing different parts of the process of assembling a garment made from the pattern. This week's blog posts are as follows: Measurements with or without a corset underneath Assembling a digital pattern Altering the pattern to fit your measurements Cutting out your mock-up Fitting your mock-up with or without a corset underneath Today's post is all about measurements.  The #012 Bodice pattern requires 5 specific measurements in order to be able to get the correct fit: 1.  High Bust (around chest under your armpits)2.  Bust (the fullest part of the bust)3.  Waist* (your natural waist,...

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