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Message Board > Fitting Woes > May I request a bodice muslin proof-read? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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May I request a bodice muslin proof-read?
I know it's close, but I'm not sure what needs alteration
Czedwards
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Date: 10/14/13 2:36 PM

This is the best fitting of the modified Hawthorn muslins I've made. I know it's close. The shoulders, neck and back feel fine. It definitely needs the skirt attached; the muslin doesn't ride up with regular movement but a high shrug will draw it up.

Overview of changes I've made:
-- 2.5" FBA
-- converted darts to shoulder princess seam
-- shortened bodice by 5/8" to 1" for short-waistedness
-- added 6" at waist on the side front at the princess seams

To be added: small swayback adjustment I didn't notice until I saw pictures. (That's the masking tape in the back picture. For FSM's sake, I hate muslin pictures.)

Side seams are straight and in line.

Thanks much for any criticism.
Front:

Side:

Back:

-- Edited on 10/14/13 2:37 PM --

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Date: 10/14/13 3:15 PM

Is the tape hiding something? I don't quite get why it is there. If you taped a tuck of fabric out of the way that could affect what we see and then judge what needs to be done. Can you do a pic with the pins and tape removed and just letting the muslin do its thing? It will help make a better judgemnt.

From what I can see I don't think you have a swayback issue. I think you need to let the waist out a bit at the sides and let the back fall where it needs to. Is it folded up because that is where the waistline seam will be or will this drop over the hips? That will make a big difference.

As for the front I if you open the princess seams from where ripples are pointing both above and below and once again let the seam open on it's own and go where it wants. It will show you how much to add which will be on the side front piece.

i would do the the waist adjustment first but that is based on what I see here. Remove all the pins and tape and I may think otherwise.
-- Edited on 10/14/13 3:20 PM --

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Date: 10/15/13 0:31 AM

Still seems a bit tight across the bust. Open up the seam with a seam ripper and see how much it spreads so you know what to do to the pattern.

Neck is gaping. Perhaps take a tuck along the neckline too.

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Date: 10/15/13 2:08 AM

Is it possible that one shoulder is lower than the other?
Or, perhaps it results from holding yourself tensely while taking the photo.
Particularly noticing this in the back view (and what it does to the fabric).

Are you willing to give us another shot of the back?
Extend your arms out and at your sides.
Chest open and shoulders gently eased back.
Palms up and just below shoulder level.
Elbows not totally straightened.
Breathe in, exhale slowly, and relax.
Let your elbows drop a bit slowly.
As the elbows close on to your sides
Allow your palms to slowly rotate in until
Your hands and arms are at ease at your sides.
Click photo.

If there is still a slight appearance of a tiny bit lower shoulder on one side,
insert a little bit of padding to see how it changes the diagonal lines
to give you a head start on planning adjustments.

Hopefully, though, it was just a little tenseness during the photo session.

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Date: 10/15/13 8:15 AM

I think some of the pulling in the front is because the back needs more room.

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Date: 10/15/13 3:34 PM

I agree you need to open the sides a bit. But I wouldn't do too much more until you have attached the skirt. Sometimes it can make all the difference.

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Date: 10/15/13 8:14 PM

It looks like your bodice is short; it's not meeting your waist and I assume you've got sas. You need more of an fba to eliminate those diagonal wrinkles to the bust. I agree that you need some more width across the mdriff if not all the way to the waist.
It's not hanging correctly in the back and I wonder if it's the way you have the clips. I'd make another muslin attached to the skirt so that it hangs better.

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Date: 10/15/13 8:54 PM

Despite the few tweaks it needs, this is a great look and surpasses anything that could be found in RTW. Nice job!

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Date: 10/23/13 3:25 AM

Hi Czedwards,

No one mentioned this, so I may be the one who is off here.

It looks like your right hip is higher than your left. I do not know if that will affect the fit of this particular garment, so feel free to ignore my observation.

If it may affect the fit, others here with much more knowledge than myself will be able to help you make the necessary adjustment.



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Date: 10/23/13 10:18 AM

I agree with all of the above and perhaps add forward shoulder adjustment. Great job, this is so not easy to do alone!

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