Merav, of Baby Hobbes Design, is back again and shows you how she did the
reverse scoop curve on her Mary Fancy Sash Dress. The fabric used for this project is Sophia and Terrie, both in Green from the Hotel Frederiksted collection due out in November. Girl’s World patterns are only available as paper patterns in the back of the book, so make sure you grab yourself a copy off Amazon. It’s filled with 21 amazing projects for girls of all ages. As always, thanks Merav for all you do for Sis Boom. Make sure to follow Merav on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration.
Hey hey! I am back again, this time with the inside scoop on how to add that ‘reverse scoop’ curve to your Mary Fancy Sash pattern. Last week I shared with you my take on the pattern for my new line of separates. I am all about sewing tops, skirts and pants this fall for Hobbes B2S wardrobe, so she can mix and match mama-made goodies with store bought tops and pants.
I love this pattern for it easy-fit feel. Hobbes loves dressing herself in the morning, and this top (or dress version) just slips on over the head, without zippers or buttons to close. As previously shown, I made three easy tweaks to the pattern: turning into a tunic, lining it so I can skip the bias tape and cutting the front bodice on a curve to add a bit more volume and bounce to the top.
It’s really easy to add a curve to your bodice. Just as long as you follow these SIX easy steps.
1) Be AWARE of your fabric pattern. Check the size of your bodice. A curve bodice on a smaller pattern may mean that your LARGE center flower in your fabric may be cut off. Play around with your precious fabrics before you cut.
2) Trace (if using Mary Fancy Sash from Girls World) or print and cut your pattern according to size.
3) After tracing or cutting your bodice, place it in front of you. Sis Boom Patterns are usually graded on a half bodice, see how I laid my front bodice?
4) Locating the bottom corner of the center bodice (this will be on the side with the word fold) decide on how wide of a scoop or curve you want in the top. Remember that you need to add length to the skirt to accommodate what you removed from the top) otherwise it will be too short. For this top, I measured 1.5 inches from the bottom and marked it with a dot.
*****When curving a top, you will start at the bottom edge under the arm and create a 25-40 degree line to meet the dot on the opposite side.
5) Draw curve your line.
6) Re-cut your pattern with the curve.
That’s all sewing friends! It’s so simple to add a bit of curves in your dresses and tops.
Till next time, happy sewing!
-Merav @ Baby Hobbes Design