Friday, June 06, 2008

Fitting Muslin 2 and A Happy Ending

The second muslin was made in a fabric with more drape than the first muslin,shows a little tweaking is needed in the bust area and for the first time ever,no under arm gaping.My pattern adjustments were a FBA and reduction of 1 inch in the shoulder area between the neck and sleeve shown here.
Finally the finished product,a dress which doesn't gape at the neck,bust or arm hole. I wore it to work today. This fabric was given to me by my friend Ebony .What a joy it is to have sewing friends.
Concerning muslin making,I am forever changed. I will take the time to make them. The time I invested in sewing 2 muslins was made up for,when I zipped through the final product. It's like a pattern/fabric audition to see which one will be the star of the show.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

The dress came out lovely and Congrat's on your first muslin.

Gwen said...

What a beautiful dress! And the fit is PERFECT! Nice job! I wish I had started with a muslin on my most recent dress - I ended up having to make a lot of awkward adjustments on the fly and the final result still leaves a bit to be desired...

Linda said...

Congratulations! I am a huge fan of making muslins. And now you have a perfect fitting dress, and you can make a top out of the same pattern. Your dress fits you perfectly!

Kelroc said...

Great dress. I am working on my first muslin and find that it is very helpful in making adjustment and saving the fashion fabric.

Faye Lewis said...

Congratulations on conquering the GAP! You are such a GREAT sewist. I love your EBBYJ dress - you know I name everything (lol). I'm working on some EBBYJ capri pants right now myself. You are going to have to show me the adjustment you made at the shoulder as I couldn't see it that good in the picture. Is that a fold at the shoulder in the middle of the seam? Call me

Lesalicious said...

Congrats. Nice work. Dress looks totally nice on your BTW. Love your blog..... :)

Faye Lewis said...

I just recognized your dress, it's like the one we liked from the Chadwick catalog!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great dress and so lovely on!

alethia said...

Great job. Making a muslin can be a time consuming process with a big pay off in the end

Cennetta said...

Congratualtions! Your dress turn out great. Making muslins can save you a whole lot of frustration.