Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Ok, it feels appropriate to say I whipped this muslin up because on a pride scale of 1-10 in the sewing stakes, 10 being made with great care and attention, this was about a 2 for effort.
I hate making muslins. Such a waste of time and resources. And the guilt! Where do you think this baby is headed. No one say landfill.
But in this case, it was essential. Overall not too bad. I love the back, I love how it drops down to the waist and all the dart shaping. It's a bit loose, but I'm intending to wear this as an evening coat. (Yes, that's right, every stay at home mum needs an evening coat for all those night-time social engagements).
I knew I could not pull off a single front dart, I just needed to know much to take off and how much to add back in. Fit wise it's ok, but I'm going to have to play round until I can find a way to make my darts work.
The key for me to pull of this style will be to use fabric with really good drape and to get the fit and shaping spot on. Now that'll need a 10 for effort.
My fabric. I'm going all out nana chic with this: wool/silk tweed, and a poene lavender acetate lining.
Posted by Mary Nanna at 2:49 PM