- Written by Laura Loft
Last week, Laura covered the horizontal adjustments to the Silverado pattern. This week she completes the adjustments by covering the vertical dimensions.
I may have missed something answering this already but should I adapt the pattern for my swayback as I would for any dress pattern? Usually for a princess seamed backed dress, I subtract a full 1.5" block from the center back pieces at the waist (raising it) and re-add the length in the hip area. Then I dart the waist of the side pieces upwards, make a diagonal slash to then along the hipline and swing the lower area back to the original placement. The new "open" area generally equals the vertical s.a. length of the reconfigured center piece. Would this work for a corset? Or would this method be an epic fail considering the physics of a dress and a corset are vastly different?