An Almost Wearable Muslin: Colette PeonySunday, October 14, 2012
I didn't plan on making a wearable muslin, if a wearable muslin is considered one that you would actually wear out and not be embarrassed to be seen in. I absolutely hated this fabric and sloppily put my muslin together if for nothing but for the purpose figuring out the fit. I have to say this fabic has kind of grown on me. It was in a pile of fabric my hubby's grandma gave to me. When I started sewing she told me not to buy any fabric because she had plenty for me to get started with. I was grateful for what she gave me but boy was she asking alot. Not buy any fabric!?! Ha little did she know I had already had a growing stash. This was one particular piece I didn't plan on wearing so I thought it would work for a muslin. I mean look at it, take all of it's red/green tarten plaid goodness in. And don't overlook the tiny belts mixed in. Maybe I should buy me some bagpipes and rock it for Halloween.
I barely had enough for the pattern, meaning some of my seams still have the selvage. I went ahead cut sleeves but I think I'm going to leave them off the final version so I can comfortably wear a cardigan with it.
Bodice, attempt #1...
Yes nevermind my backward sleeve....let's focus on the akwardness going on in the boobage area. Hmm, I guess I could rock my inner Madonna (while playing my bagpipes)!? I wondered if this was just my error or if anyone else has had this problem but after alot of research and help from others I determined I wasn't the only one and decided to do what others had, move and shorten the darts. I moved each of the horizontal darts over two inches closer to the side and shortened each by one inch. I also shortened the bust darts by one inch.
Nevermind my just rolled out of bed look and unfinished neck, sleeve and hemlines. Sloppy Sunday is what I call today. I rarely get out of my pj's and just prefer to be a slob. I thought you all might be interested in my progress and what it took to get there. After seeing myself in the dress I thought this fabric's not so bad after all. I may just finish it and actually wear it. What do you think? I got some ideas brewing in my head for the final version so stay tuned.
Hope you all had a great weekend and may all your Sundays be sloppy.