This FIRST video is mostly about Jackie and Josie, my golden doodles and how they handle my choice of dog food. To get to the part where I actually talk about my pattern, move the slider over to 5:19. If you aren't interested in my dogs or my blouse, please spare yourself this video.
You can certainly LAUGH at my amazing drawing abilities. I sure did!!!
NOTICE how LOW I placed the yoke line. It is way too close to my bust.
It had a V-neck which I changed to a U-neck in the 2nd version.
NOTICE the bust dart is still in the side panel. I KNEW I had to remove it, and I KNEW I had to cut to the bust point, but I had already disconnected the pieces and had not left a hinge at the bust point. What I did here was draw in the APEX, cut the bust dart TO THE APEX, and then swivel the bust dart out -- all in the side panel after it was already cut out.
I guess it worked out alright, but it probably shouldn't have. You saw in the last video above how it SHOULD have been done.
NOTICE how I cut the panels AROUND THE OUTSIDE of the waist dart. When I sewed this version together, I realized that the blouse I was copying was much fuller around the middle and didn't have waist darts in it.
Notice how I have removed the waist dart curves in the pattern pieces below. I just have straight lines going through the waist darts now.
I have cut the yoke line an inch higher up toward the armhole. They don't appear much different in the pictures, BUT the pick below of the yoke has seam allowance included. The one above does not have seam allowance.
And that is it! It is fun. I learn something new every time I make another Sure-fit Designs pattern. Glenda Sparling is EXTREMELY helpful as all her followers know. It is all about the FIT!
I wrestled so much with the original Silhouette pattern, it was ridiculous! The collar gave me such trouble, I finally just cut it off and made it a v-neck.
Here is the original Silhouette pattern:
And here is the drawing Glenda made for me that helped me so much, and it puts ALL OF THE ABOVE together in a nutshell.
MY yoke line is BELOW THE ARMHOLE. This picture has it going THROUGH the armhole.