See, this is what happens when two nerds get married and have little boys.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lest any of you were tempted to think that sewing is glamorous...

I'm in the middle of making a shirt from the bodice of the Ceylon dress from Colette Patterns (go look!  Isn't it awesome?).  I also just finished taking a fitting class from Craftsy, along with a bunch of other sewists from Seattle-ish, which has been great fun.

I figured since I took the class, I should apply what I learned and fit the bodice properly for once.  I made a muslin (a practice copy) with NO alterations and tried that puppy on, and what do you know?  Some of the alterations I typically make would have made this worse.  The waist line and bust points were exactly where they should have been.  But, and this is a very big but, this shirt is a button-down, and it wouldn't close.  BOO.  Enter hack-and-slash:  cut it apart where it doesn't fit and pin in extra fabric till it does.  Behold!





Now, this looks like a horrible (Wonder Woman-y) mess, and it is, but it's a horrible Wonder Womany mess that FITS.  Yay!  On to real fabric later this week.  Suggestions?  I still haven't decided what to make this out of...

5 comments:

Missy said...

Woot woot! You did it! Hah, and awesome muslin fabric :D I've been in love with cotton sateen lately, so that might work well with this dress :)

Amy. said...

Looking good! How easy was it to transfer these changes back to the pattern? And, how are those side seams? Hopefully both are good to go!

Denise said...

Amy, I haven't transferred the changes yet, but I don't think it's going to be too bad to do-- transferring the changes from 8766 wasn't nearly as bad as I'd thought it was going to be. And the side seams are vertical, yay! The side seams are most of the reason I slashed the back midriff, acutally. It fit, but it was tight, and the seams were pointing at it. Missy, I'm gonna go look at some sateen!

Jennifer said...

Looks Great Denise! I love the fabric choice for your muslin.

Zoë said...

Loving the wonder woman muslin :) Perhaps a linen would be nice? It depends on how crisp you want the dress.