Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vogue 8648 Muslin second try

I'm not sure what's happening here, it looks better on my dress form than on me.


Here the seams have been adjusted and sewn. A zipper has been added to the back so I could slip into it. Then the front bodice waistband seam needed to be adjusted, so it was ripped out and repinned. I think I need to walk away from this for a bit. I like it on me from the back, better than the front, and since I don't walk backwards for the most part, I need to reconcile my feelings toward the style. I used to love circle skirts which is what this is, but it falls at the calf line on the leg, so it either has to be lengthened or shortened. I like the neckline, and the adjustment to the shoulder means that even if it doesn't have sleeves it will stay on.

We'll see if I feel better about it in the morning.... (back so pretty)



Brooke said...

I like it and I totally understand your frustration with something looking better on a dressform than on yourself! (I have one of those dresses unfinished and hanging in my sewing room right now.) I bet if you pinned up a hem to anywhere between just above to just below the knee you will like it better - anywhere in that length range looks great on everyone because of the rule of thirds. =)

ELMO said...

Thanks Brooke, I've decided to go ahead with it and have just ordered the underlining fabric. I think you're right, I need to bring it up a bit. In the meantime, I've recut the bodice and will try one more attempt at muslin #2 (fitting #3) - with sleeves attached.