This post is aimed to understand princess seams or princess lines, their types and the impact of princess lines on the appearance of the wearer. This post is an attempt to design a princess line silhouette for a person with a figure type that is usually not suitable to try princess line.
Hi Tantu friend!
How are you? Hope you are doing great! Colour of the season is ready to change! We are all set to send off monsoon and to welcome autumn-winter in India! New season! New weather! New colour! Let us feel it as never before!
After a long time, I am here to share a new project. Today I will tell you what made me to start liking princess lines. Before that, let me explain what are princess lines.
Understanding Princess line/Princess Seam
Princess-lines are the shaped seams that run along the garment forming a dart less 3-dimensional shape.
Princess Line Types
Following are the princess line types:
1. Princess Line directed from armhole
2. Princess Line directed from shoulder
3. Princess line directed from neck line
4. Princess line that joins at the centre
In the princess seam garments, the fullness is achieved because of the curved seams instead of darts. Princess seams can be given at bodice as well as skirt or trousers. Two princess seams are given at front and two more are given at back. They conceal darts in them. That means, curved seams are given in the dart position.
Princess seams: Style tips
Princess seams make the waist look narrow. In addition to slim appearance,
Why did I hate princess seams?
Now I will tell you why was I hating princess lines. If you observe, the princess lines enhance shoulder and waist lines. Shoulder line looks wider and waist line seems narrower and longer. These two impacts are not suitable for my figure type, as wider shoulder or narrower and longer waist looks odd on me.
What made me to think of Princess Lines?
A request for princess line blouse was placed before me from Ms Priya Kamath, a student of mine. It was a challenge for a designer in me. Knowing that the style doesn’t suit me, I had to modify it to look good. Then flashed an idea of using raglan style and princess style together.
I sketched the princess styles over a raglan style sari blouse design.
The sketch shown above is a princess line directing towards the armhole. I felt, this creates a lot of confusion in viewing.
Another sketch shown above is a princess line that directs towards the neck line. Hmm, this is perfect for my need. In this style, shoulder is not enhanced. Slendered waist line is not that much to consider in a sari blouse. If it was a Kurta or Kameez, then, it is a matter to be considered.
Hey, I know you all have a question in your minds that why haven’t I posted for all these days. I am sorry. Let me tell you about that long story in short. I had been to my native twice in a month. It was to assist my parents and my mother-in-law who had come to Pune for the first time. It was very exciting to show them the city to the possible extent. One month got over in doing up and down! I was not habituated to such a busy schedule. I fell ill. Nothing serious, but, I could not concentrate on preparing for a post for one more month. I could only scribble a few lines in my Arts Blog.
I am still recovering from cold and cough. But, I hope weekly posting in Tantu will not be affected by that.
Before signing off let me show you the finished blouse.
Please feel free to leave your valuable comments.
Bye until the next post!