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Date: 4/1/12 6:32 PM

Ok, so I am pleased with 90% but I've worked on this so long that I'm beginning not to see how to solve this. The back looks ok to me, despite wearing an expensive bra that I thought smoothed out the lumps and bumps and yet there they are.

Here's what's bothering me (besides thinking that I thought I look smaller that this), I have some wrinkles under the bust, and I' don't know if they will come out in the fashion fabric or if they should be addressed now.

I'm thinking I don't like the length either it's hitting at the calf which is the widest point. I think I need a glass of wine.
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Subject: Ive been working on a muslin Date: 4/1/12 7:31 PM

Well, I can't offer any fitting help, but I can tell you that it looks really cute and I don't think you need to do much to it! I would probably shorten it by about 1-2 inches, but other than that, it looks pretty darned good to me!

Maybe you just need someone else's opinion.. you're just too close to the project and we're always so harsh on ourselves!

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Date: 4/1/12 8:46 PM

I'm with Heather. I saw the pictures and thought "that is adorable!"

I agree that shortening it a few inches might make it even cuter. How does it feel across the bust? Is it too snug there? Might be straining a little at the princess seams or is that just unpressed muslin wrinkles?

Are you going to make it in pink? Please say yes!

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Date: 4/1/12 9:14 PM

Thank you Heathergwo.

JEF - I see what you see, but with the garment on my body it isn't tight, it doesn't feel tight, the pieces have stay stitching and are stitched together with a large basting stitch...... but I think you've pointed out something that might have to do with how the pattern was engineered. The center front piece is on the straight, the side front pieces are on the bias.

You know I had considered a pink boucle (too warm), but I'm thinking that a black linen might be a better choice for me.

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Date: 4/1/12 9:32 PM

Well, I always have an opinion so here it is ....

I think black will be dowdy. That is such a cute dress with interesting lines and I think they will just get lost in a boring black.

I may be overusing the word but you have such a cute figure - don't try to hide in black. You are very well proportioned and have the hourglass-ness to pull off a swishy sort of full skirt.

If you want to go less dramatic than pink, how about a taupe color or a maroon?

Or... if you are really set on black, could you add a little color with piping or a contrast somewhere?

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Date: 4/1/12 9:39 PM

I think it looks pretty good. I'm wondering if you need just a smidge more room in the bust? Maybe just adding a little width to the center front? But as you say those little wrinkles could come out in the fashion fabric. I'm also noticing some drag marks in the back. I get those too, but I'm not entirely sure how to fix them so I will be watching this thread to see if someone more advanced has suggestions. It's hard to fit your own back!

Also, I definatley look bigger in photos too! It's the camera. I've been struggling with a complicated Muslin myself this afternoon and I think a glass of wine helps! I'm putting the rest aside to tackle tomorrow morning while I have a few precious babysitting hours!

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Date: 4/1/12 9:49 PM

Okay, I'll jump in and ask. Is it possible that your shoulder to bottom of the bodice length is slightly shorter than whatever mystery sized woman that the pattern was based on?

Two more cents...I think the dress would look very nice in black, just about any color that makes you happy and prints.

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Date: 4/1/12 10:00 PM

I think the drag lines on the back are more down to a few things, the bra, and the hand basted zipper. Could also be that I haven't clipped the armhole enough so that armhole is catching and isn't sitting where it should be.

Fitting the back on yourself takes a few tries that's for sure.

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Date: 4/1/12 10:02 PM

Black not dowdy, black sexy and it will... should make me look smaller . If I decide on black I will try and add something to it, just not sure what yet.

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Date: 4/1/12 10:05 PM

I added to the length of the bodice from the original pattern. It was looking like an empire waist.

I'm beginning to think now that maybe some different foundation garments, and a good nights sleep might help.


I'll add a little to the bust seam and see if that straightens it out. It doesn't feel tight but it could be that the bias just needs a little more ease.

It looks really nice on the dress form, that's supposed to be padded out to my size, but I think it might have deflated a bit.
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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel

Stash Sewn in 2011 148.5 Yds
Stash Sewn in 2012.... counting...

http://adonising.blogspot.com

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