Wear the Shift, IV (a.k.a. Modern Joan)

Added Nov 30, 2011

by rljulie

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Same pattern, take four! I eliminated the pockets for smooth side lines, raised both the back neckline and the front, quite a bit (Joan Halloway never reveals much skin!), added 3/4 length sleeves, and added vertical bust darts on the front, above the waistline. Because it is more form-fitting, I also added a center back zipper, to help get in and out.

I also lengthened and deepened the back darts, they are almost 11" in length, total, and I lifted the point of the dart 2" so that it would fall in the curve of my back.

This process of proper fit is never ending…

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jul 16, 2012, 02.20 PMby mojo elgin

    gorgeous dress! I love the color. The fit is great. I’m afraid I don’t have the patience to fit myself that well. Maybe if I had dressmaker’s form…

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    Dec 1, 2011, 01.53 PMby monikapullerits

    Exactly! And I really realy need an Overlock or a serger ;) Which i really really do! :D

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    Nov 30, 2011, 05.16 PMby sarahmckee85

    Square necklines are so flattering, love the color and pattern.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.17 AMby monikapullerits

    That’s a lot of fitting! You must have lots of patience. :) But all for the cause, right? Lovely colour, and the fit looks great. Perfect for autumn :)

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      Nov 30, 2011, 06.19 PMby rljulie

      If I stay on this track, I’ll be able to justify spending money on a custom-fit dressmaker’s form, though, right, right? I’ll be able to say I really NEED it! ;)

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    Nov 30, 2011, 02.35 AMby secondbedroom

    Love the neckline!

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