Sunday, July 12, 2009

Waiting, Waiting

I feel like the hour glass icon. I've been trying to get back to fitting this muslin for what feels like weeks. Fixtures for both bathrooms have been chosen, the contractors start the week of the 27th. The basement still needs work, but it's started. My significant accomplishment this weekend was to photograph my shoes. Either tomorrow or Tuesday, I'll put the photos on the outside of the shoe boxes. No more trying to guess which shoes are in which box!! After a weekend of housework, this evening I got back to the muslin. Two more in fact. I'm not cutting a complete new muslin each time, but adjusting the previous one. After I've gone as far as I can, I'll cut another and proceed from there. I'm getting close. I cut across the back perpendicular to the side seam and the zipper. On #6 I took out 3/4" tapering to nothing at the zipper. Better. On #7, I doubled it. Better yet, but I still have diagonal lines near the shoulder blades. I don't want to over fit it, but the lines are driving me crazy.  I'll also need to make a forward shoulder adjustment then I'll proceed to trying it in fashion fabric.

Number 6:

Number 7:




Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Kudos, it's looking good!

Scheherazaad said...

You are progressing very quickly. I know you added back darts but did you remove any fabric from both sides of the zipper. Often to get a good shoulder blade fit the excess should be removed from the centre back (tapering to the neckline). In this case on both side of the zipper. Unfortunately this probably means that you have to take more fabric out of your side seam again. Also if you are making a sheath dress shouldn't you include the skirt part in your muslin because that will influence the overall shape as well? As you noticed in an earlier post foundation garments (eg. bra) make a big difference. Make sure you do each fitting wearing the same foundation garments you intend to wear with the finished dress.