(67) Vogue V1333 Pattern Revew and how to adjustment the bust and sides

Good Morning all,

Did you know that adjusting patterns could be as easy as knowing a few simple measurements for the bust, waist, and front length?  Many times we underestimate the simplicity of adjustments.  It really isn't very difficult.

Because of this one fact, I had to make major adjustments to Vogue 1333, a blouse pattern, in order to compensate for this anomaly.  The thorough review of the actual pattern and details on the making of how I sew this little gem is also a necessary note on this pattern.

The tops were both sewn in order to compare the difference a piece of fabric can make in the fit of any garment we construct.  
Muslin fabric will never give the true read of how a garment will fit. In most cases, doing the pattern alterations first and then measuring, can get you pretty close to a considerably good first wearable “muslin” in a similar fabric that has the same weight and give. 

The silk fits quite closely, compared to the viscose. 

Again… Materials I used to get very different garments from one pattern. 
-viscose crepe @sewmuchfabric
-silk Georgette (stash)
-buttons -pearl shell @sewmuchfabric
- ivory with details @sewmuchfabric

When I take a look at the side-by-side comparison.  I see the viscose and the silk georgette have a distinctive fit of their own. I’m happy with both. 

Because of my recent shoulder surgery, I now have to make a forward shoulder adjustment. 
Forward should adjustment on vogue 1333, Pattern review v1333, sanda betzina

Other pattern adjustments:
  • Raise underarm seam/curve
  • Lowered back neckline
  • Lowered the front neckline by 1.25" (White)
  • Moved darts away from the center by 1/2"
  • Lengthened the front hem by 1" grading from the side-seam
How to fit vogue 1333, Fitting V1333, How lower the back neck. Forward should adjustment on vogue 1333, Pattern review v1333, sanda betzina

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Vogue 1333, V1333, Pattern alteration details, Pattern review v1333, sanda betzina

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