Thu, 25 February 2016
What is a princess-seam? A princess-seam is intended to mirror the shape of a woman’s torso. It’s a long, lengthwise curved seam midway between the side seams and the center of the garment. You might see a princess-seam in a women's nightgown, camisole, swim suit, blouse, shirt, dress, or coat. The lines you’ll typically see in a bustier, or merry widow garment, are a good example of princess-seams.
Princess-seams are sewn into the front and/or back of a shirt. They may start at the low or high hip, the waist , or wherever the bottom of the garment is. In a fitted cropped top they’ll start at that bottom crop point, in a dress or coat, without separate skirt pieces, they are probably at the hemline. A princess-seam usually moves up to the armscye (armhole) or to the shoulder seam.
Often a princess-seamed dress does not have a separate waistline at all, since it does its shaping without darts. A -Line dresses often have princess-seams.
Well executed princess-seams can add a long sliming look.
In this episode
Primero /First - Royal Reflection – My own ideas about sewing history and choices I made for my recent princess-seam sewing.
Entonces/Then – Technicos for Princess-Seam fitting – What techniques I’ve been using to fit my princess-seamed shirt pattern
* For my princess seam pattern, I used M6076 0 a Palmer and Pletsch pattern
* Coco Chanel's Sleeves https://cloningcouture.com/2014/08/04/chanel-and-the-sleeve/
* Beyond Fitting - Sewing Princess-Seams http://www.idlefancy.com/2014/01/sewing-curve-fitting-princess-seams-for.html
Direct download: Cast_FINAL_Fit_for_a_Princess_-_Seams_that_Is_laurel_shimer_Enchanted_By_Sewing.mp3
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