Monday, January 18, 2010

Tissue-Fitting Vlog, Part Two!



Hey, friends! I'm back with part two in this little vlog mini-series on tissue-fitting.

The pattern I'm using is Vogue 8615. Also, if you're interested in more information of tissue-fitting check out the book Fit for Real People - it's excellent. Let me know if you have questions!

16 comments:

  1. Gertie,
    I love this series!! Thanks for taking the time to make this.

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  2. Thanks this is really helpful!!!! I'm just beginning my first sewing project, and this was a great introduction for how to tell if the tissue needs alteration or not.

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  3. Pam from South AustraliaJanuary 19, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Thankyou Gertie. This is so great. Never could understand how you could possibly tissue-fit yourself. Now I don't understand how I got into such a mess when I tried it. In fact, I had a bit of hissy-fit and screwed up the pattern and tossed it! Mind you, the pattern certainly didn't fit me like a glove. Aren't you the lucky one? I wait with bated breath for the next instalment.

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  4. Gertie, you are great. :-) Keep up the good work.

    I am on a mission myself to understand the wonders of pattern adjustments (but I have loads more to do than you) - but I think I would say that your pattern center front doesn't quite reach your center front by the waist. I think it looks like it is swinging out a tiny bit.

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  5. Thanks for this Gertie! I've never thought of wearing a camisole so I could pin on it. That makes so much sense, and my short arms thank you. :)

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  6. Anne, that's exactly what I thought when I saw the video! (Maybe we should all video tape ourselves to get an accurate sense of fit!) I ended up making the side seam allowances an inch wide. But I didn't end up using the extra width - better safe than sorry though!

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  7. thanks so much for this series gertie! it's great to see how someone else works through a pattern.

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  8. First of all - than you for doing this vlog! It's very helpful, I've never tissue-fit before, I always just measure, and then have to fiddle around once I start sewing to get a better fit. Next thing I sew, I'm going to try this way - I think it will be a big help!
    Question - when you move your shoulder seam forward, are you subtracting total strap-length, or merely repositioning the seam? you mentioned that it would fix a bit of gaping you were having - I was wondering if this would also be the fix for a boat-neck that gapes too much at center back?

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  9. You are my sewing hero, Gertie! :) I just love how you're doing these sewing vlogs, and tissue fitting is one of those topics that is so rarely covered anywhere. Or at the very least, is somewhat mystifying if you're a new seamstress. Great job--I'm definitely including this in my links this week! :D

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  10. There's something so adorable about Jeff having to squeeze in front of the camera when he gets home. Made me chuckle : )

    I'm really enjoying this series and looking forward to the next episode. It's great to see subjects broken down in such a clear and approachable way.

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  11. Nice! I'm actually happy that the shoulder seam needs to be altered. Could you please show a picture of how you're going to alter the pattern?
    BTW: Great vlog. I thought that it was Jeff behind the camera who sometimes bumped against it. But then I say Jeff wasn't at home then. So I assume it must have been your cats! Hehehe.

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  12. This is very helpful, Gretchen. Thanks again for taking the time to do this series. You're the best.

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  13. Great vlog part of this tissue-fitting series. I've never been a great fan of making toiles for fitting, so this is helpful. I also see that I have a lot to learn when it comes to patience, because I often give up if I suspect the pattern not to fit.

    And fun with Jeff's sudden entrance!

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  14. One thing I appreciate about this is that you did this all by yourself. I've always felt that I couldn't really achieve a proper fit because I never have a friend handy when I'm at the fitting stage. But you did just fine by yourself. Well done.

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  15. Thanks for your video on tissue fitting...about to start my first sewing project in 9 years....I really needed a "refresher course". This helps

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