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One Tough Costumer — measurements RSS


  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: 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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