Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Girly Style Wardrobe: Pattern C

Princess S is getting a new dress posted to her tomorrow - a belated birthday present made using a pattern from Girly Style Wardrobe (ISBN 978-4-579-11132-9), a Japanese pattern book for girl's clothing that I purchased recently.

This was my first attempt at using a pattern from one of these books, and it was only after I started putting the pieces of the dress together did I realise that something was amiss. Some of the pieces didn't seem to fit together too well - so I was left wondering what I had done wrong. The pieces were from the correct pattern. The fabric was cut accurately. Why was there a huge lot of fabric left over-hanging on the back neck section??

I dealt with it with the usual *shrug*, lopped off the extra fabric and went about on my merry way. The result is as per below, which isn't too bad considering I realised later that I hadn't added any seam allowances to my pattern pieces! I thought they were all included in the patterns but further research showed me that that was not the case. Duly noted for next time.

I just hope it fits!

1 comment:

Connie Yeung said...

Hi, I am doing some research on Japanese pattern books as quite many bloggers highly recommend them. May I ask how I am supposed to use the book when I cannot read Japanese? Can you? If you can give me some directions, that will be great. Thanks a lot. Connie