Ladies waistcoat help
Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:04 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:01 AM
Sounds like a fun challenge. It's better to create a block just for her since the concentration of body fat can be so specific. I have seen a french dart silhouette do very well on this type of figure. On such a petit/plus figure the minimal style line that the french dart creates is very flattering without over powering. You will get nice shaping and the garment float nicely over the abdomen. If the clients bust is the prominent area of the figure you may need to use a princess line to get the shape and fit you need. If you must add a side bust dart to the princess panel and it is more than 2" depth you may want to cut out the excess or press the whole dart up. This will help create an illusion of a more youthful bust line.
Are there waistcoat blocks out there for rather corpulent women? I have a client that is about 5'3" Chest 43.5, bust 47, waist 47.5, hips 49.5. She does not want a potato-sack fit. I have some ideas on how to cut for her and since she has agree'd to multiple fittings to get the block right i am confident, though I would like to have a good starting point.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:36 PM
cut as you wish through the bust line. then leave the bottom open and pin over the lower area as you fit her.
this is a cross between drafting and draping.
then make a corrected second tole before cutting cloth.
on ladies garments i always measure a strap to the bust apex.
and i measure a horizontal apex to apex bust measure.
Edited by A TAILOR, 18 May 2012 - 02:39 PM.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:43 AM
If you go crazy cause you can't solve a certain tailoring problem then put the stuff aside and go for a walk it might be possible you end up in the funny farm. LOL
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:27 PM
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