|I selected this princess line pattern for a Continuing Ed. class on Spring Jackets|
To tissue fit, you reinforce the pattern's curved areas with tape, then cut slashes just to the seam allowance (the line you sew on, on the fabric). Then you pin the seams together and try on half the jacket paper pattern. A sewing buddy (in my case, the teacher) makes sure that key parts of the pattern fall where they should: notably, the Center Back, the shoulder, the bust point, Center Front, etc. If not, you adjust the paper pattern by cutting and spreading, then taping additional pattern paper under the spread (to enlarge it).
|Butterick 5393 on an actual model.|
|Pleats increase the complexity of my jacket's pattern.|
|Needless to say, this one never saw completion.|
What's cooking over your way? Oh, and Happy Hallow'een!