Everything started with fitting issues. As most of us I have to always adjust a pattern before I start cutting a fabric. It is difficult to check the pattern tissue on myself so I decided to make a basic bodice block and a skirt block.
I used book ‘Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear’ by Winifred Aldrich. It is excellent book with clear instructions.
I had to asked my husband to help me with some measurements but after few hours I managed to draw the blocks on paper. For the bodice block I moved the dart on the side.
After making blocks on paper I have made muslins for the bodice and skirt. They fit perfectly.
So now, having my basic patterns I can easier check if the waist and or bust lines are correct, do I need to make it shorter or longer – hmmm – or wider.