Michelle Fitzgerald

Fitting a Bodice, Part 6

Fitting a Bodice, Part 6

In Part 6 of this series, we perfect the historical fit using what we've learned from the modern sloper, along with a little research.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 7

Fitting a Bodice, Part 7

In the final instalment of our ultimate bodice fitting series, we complete the look by fitting a period sleeve to our 1863 bodice.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 5

Fitting a Bodice, Part 5

In Part 5 of this series, we'll go historical now, taking what we've learned from the modern sloper and using it to fit a Victorian bodice pattern.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 4

Fitting a Bodice, Part 4

A correctly fitted bodice is a thing of beauty. In Part 4, a failsafe method of checking the fit step by step, and we'll begin tweaking from there.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 3

Fitting a Bodice, Part 3

A correctly fitted bodice is a thing of beauty. In Part 3, you'll make horizontal adjustments to the sloper, and then the first mock-up! 

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 2

Fitting a Bodice, Part 2

Nothing draws admiration from other seamstresses like a correctly fitted bodice. In Part 2, we'll select a sloper and make vertical adjustments.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 1

Fitting a Bodice, Part 1

A correctly fitted bodice is a thing of beauty. In this series, Michelle shows us how to fit a modern sloper and then use it to make a Victorian bodice.

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