November 12, 2012

The blouse revisited pt. 3

About a year ago I cut my blouse pattern out of tag board. I had cut the interior of the darts out because I thought it would be more convenient to just trace the dart onto the fabric. Sometimes this is done in the industry, but there is a better way. Anyway, this didn't work out very well.


So after I had made my most recent modifications, I recut the front and back blouse pattern pieces. This time I drew the darts in with the addition of drill holes. You can't really see them in the photo, but I used an awl to poke holes into the tag board. A pencil tip fits into the holes to mark the dart on the fabric. This should work better

Now I'm finally ready to buy some more fabric for blouses.

2 comments:

  1. Can you tell me more about the problems that came from cutting away the darts?

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  2. The dart is fairly wide. Cutting out the dart meant I had to either leave a small section of tag board along the hem or cut it all out and guess the shape of the hemline. I left a small section so I could trace all the way around the bodice front and then just trace part of the dart. Unfortunately that small section of tagboard tore off. I did not get a picture of it, and I probably should have. The new version has drill holes and they are just as easy to transfer. I can then use a ruler, if I choose, to draw in the legs of the dart matching up the drill holes.

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