1876 draft update

The draft really didn’t need a huge amount of adjusting, I may just need to adjust some of my measuring ­čÖé

The back is lovely, it’s just too wide in the shoulders, and my mannequin does have a higher shoulder than me.

The front is a bit of a mess, I always have this trouble with drafting systems from this era though, so it’s no different. I┬ácan however use the changes made today to determine how to take measurements for the┬ánext run through.

So basically the same issues as with corsets I have scaled, with other patterns- I have a proportionally narrow torso. I am hour glass but I do not continue to taper out past my lower ribs.

But strangely I had to lower the waist at the side and raise it at the front. This is partly because I clipped the armscye and smoothed the excess towards the upper back and that then also spread down the side.

I also lowered the bust dart points, mainly because I think this mannequin┬áhas a┬ávery long shoulder to bust measure vs me. But it’s nice to see that this was a relatively easy remedy.

Overall? would recommend for someone who is used to these kinds of drafting tools.

The instructions are lengthy but a bit confusing only because the diagrams are super simple so it can be hard to work out immediate if you are looking at the the draft lines or the tool. But it was pretty easy to do once I got the hang of it. ­čÖé Next step┬áis to see if the tool will give the same corrected shape with the new measurements ­čÖé

The basque was very easy and worked really well for me for over a natural form shape ­čÖé


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