Draping Class #3
As promised, here’s the DL on my third draping class. I will admit that I am totally lost on how to true up the french dart pattern. I have to start that drape all over again. Oy! In this class we were supposed to bring our waist dart bodice in and work on our back bodice. We draped the back bodice which, without boobs, let me tell you it was super easy. How nice it must be to sew for people with smaller busts. *sigh* The grass is always greener, isn’t it?
Then we took our drapes of the front and back bodice and put them on paper. Our home work was to sew up a complete (both sides) muslin of our draped bodice and bring it into class this coming Monday. Of course I sewed mine right away. I tried it on and had my mom pin me into it. The fit was amazing great in back. And for the front bodice, it fit great on me from the shoulders through the bust. It looked fantastic. That is, until the waist. My waist was lower than my draped bodice. Ergo, my actual waist is lower than on the dress form. When I put my sewed muslin on the dress form, it fell right at its waist. Just not on mine. On me, my actual waist was almost 2 inches lower in front. But the weirdest part? My waist was just right on the back bodice. How is that possible? Doesn’t that mean my waist is not perfectly parallel to the ground? Doesn’t that imply that my waistline tips downward in the front? Weird.
Sorry, no pictures of the muslin on me. They were indecent.
I think I have to move the waist line on the dress from down at least 1.5 inches. Which means I will have to rework all my padding. Not looking forward to that. And then I will have to redrape both the back and front bodices and resew my bodice muslin in time for class on Monday. Just thinking about all that work makes me cringe. Don’t get me wrong, I love my class. It’s harder than I thought it would be. But it’s hard because I want my dress form to be shaped like me. So it will be a little one step forward, two steps back for a while, until I get it just right.
Well, I better get cracking! Happy draping everyone!