MAGAM Challenge For May Is FinishedIt's back to sewing for myself again and I completed my Make A Garment A Month Challenge for May.
I made Vogue 8724 about a year ago. This time I tweaked the fit a little more. This pattern is part of Vogue's Custom Fit Pattern Collection. The great thing about Custom Fit is there are individual pattern pieces for cup sizes A, B, C and D . This means a better fit for those of us who need a full bust adjustment, without the extra work involved in making this alteration.
The first time I sewed this pattern using the C cup pattern piece. I sewed it in a solid brown ITY knit. It fit okay but as I learned more about proper fit I noticed the bodice pulled too much across the bust.
I'd previously measured my high bust and my full bust and got a 3 inch difference (or so I thought) so I chose the C cup. However, after noticing the pulls, I whipped out my tape measure again and noted that there is actually a 4 inch difference between my high bust and my full bust!
Can you see the difference between the fit of the C cup (brown) and the D cup (black)?
I also noticed that I didn't feel the need to readjust the neckline or look down to make sure the girls were not attempting an escape.
Time to plan for MAGAM for June. I have a few garments in mind but more on that in a future post.
Another Thrift Store Find
I found this during my last trip to the thrift store. I paid 6 cents! I think this is the waxed tracing paper which will come in handy when making muslins. The markings should show up much better.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Until next time...Sew something you love!