When shaping a garment, one
might use Princess Seams. Princess seams are very similar to sewing
curves. Instead of using darts to shape the bodice or body of a
garment one might consider Princess seams. Seaming two pieces of
fabric together with opposite curves will produce the shaping necessary to
follow the line of the figure. If it is done as one long seam on a
dress, this would be a princess -style dress.
dress making, sewing
curves are more difficult to do than sewing a straight line. Today, many
patterns, especially princess type dresses and coats, have curves in the body
section of the garment. Curves in patterns have taken the place of darts
on some patterns, giving a more shapely appearance and fit to the garment
against the body. Finding sewing patterns today with this type of fit
will not be a problem. If done correctly, the garment is fitted
to the curves of the body nicely and look classy.
Curves are more difficult to handle and pin than a straight edge
especially ones with a larger degree of curve. When sewing curves it is
best to raise your pressure foot once in a while to make sewing easier
(Make sure your needle is in the fabric.)
will be when you need to pin and sew 2 opposite curves together, one
outward curve, and one inward curve. Be careful and make sure the
inward curve does not "slip" away from the seam. The edges must stay
together. Plenty of clipping and pressing must be done to obtain the
shaping necessary to follow the line of the figure.