Hi everyone I’m in desperate need of some support from experienced sewers please!!
I took a class recently to make a perfect Sloper/block and it does indeed fit me very well. We drafted the pattern from scratch and then mocked up a calico for fitting and there were not any adjustments needed. During the class we were shown theory how to start making any new new clothes from scratch using this block.
Now at home alone, I’ve used the block to make up a very basic bodice pattern and calico. I added some ease to the side seam allowance, brought the armscye down by 3cm, brought the neckline down to a modest V and adjusted the sleeve cap accordingly to match the new armscye and seam, and the waist down to actual hip line where I’d wear a normal top.
I made up TWO patterns and TWO calico and same issue with both so I must have done something wrong along the way.
My shoulder seam is sitting too far back on my neck, and the bust dart is too high. You can see in the picture where it is pulling. Please does anyone have some clues to what I’ve done wrong on my “from scratch” pattern vs the block? I promise I traced everything perfectly in line!
Thank you so much