I have been highly productive on my day off, and even yesterday evening! I finished my husband’s pyjamas and now then fit him as he likes. It was funny to hear him be surprised at the number of times he has to try them on. He might be starting to understand the use of a dress form! I’ll be taking photographs and posting this weekend. That was finished yesterday, then I cut some white woven cotton to sew a muslin to check the fit of the Sewaholic Cambie dress.
It means that I was ready this morning to sew my muslin.
I’m already happy with the fit, even if there are some things to be changed.
When I traced the pattern, I added 3″ to the length of the skirt, because I was worried it was going to be too short. Apparently I shouldn’t have worried, because I ended pinning 2″ away.
Other mods I made after the muslin (the photo above is after the mods):
– I reduced the skirt from a size 16 to a size 14, it seems enough and I can still fit in.
– I reduced 1/2″ (1.2 cm) on each side seam under the arms and tapered to nothing at the waist.
– Both bodices were slightly too long: the waistband was sitting on my high hip bumps and it was not very pretty. Nor comfortable. So I shortened by 1 cm (3/8″) at the front and 2 cm (3/4″) at the back.
– As the bodice and the skirt are not the same size (12 / 14), I changed the darts of the skirt: they are slightly widened.
Then I transfered all modifications to the pattern paper and made sure I also changed the lining parts, even though I didn’t cut any for the muslin (phew). And finally I cut the real fabric, and started working on it. I can’t go any further because I’m supposed to start sewing the lining and I don’t have any so I need to go shopping tomorrow.
I need to do something with the darts, because they’re ugly: I can see them too much. I wonder if you have an idea of what I can do? maybe lengthen the dart?