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Message Board > Fitting Woes > What to do with this muslin? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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What to do with this muslin?
Help with very different right and left fronts
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Date: 11/12/13 6:32 AM



I have drafted my right and left front muslins and need help and advice as to what to do next. As you can see in my photos, I have a problem with the right neck and shoulder and my bustline is uneven. What steps should I take next? Any suggestions are most welcome. Thank you!

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Date: 11/12/13 8:36 AM

Could you please re-post your photo (the link is broken) or let us know what pattern it is that you are using?

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Date: 11/12/13 10:23 AM

I'm not using a pattern. I'm trying to make a muslin that can be converted into a pattern because there is no way any commercial patterns will ever fit me. Unless, I can use my muslin somehow to adjust a commercial pattern. Thanks for any help.
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Date: 11/13/13 5:33 AM

I'm hoping this link will work: My Webpage

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Date: 11/13/13 9:00 AM

Have you drafted a back yet? If not, I would pause on the front for now and do the back so you can pin/baste/stitch it up and try it on. When fitting all your pieces together the only thing that has to be the same is the seams that will be sewn/zipped/buttoned together. So, as long as your front centers are the same length, and as long as you match the back side seams to each side of the front and the shoulders, then the lack of symmetry shouldn't be an issue as long as it matches you! Also, while you'll want to perfectly fit your asymmetry in the fitting muslin, consider that for tops or dresses you could help the balance with the aid of a shoulder pad or pads (either 1 pad on the lower side, or pads of different thicknesses/shapes as needed).

Just know that you aren't alone with this type of issue. I have scoliosis with both an S-curve and rotation (if I look down, my lower left ribs stick out further in front than the right) and it throws the balance of my clothing off a lot in some styles and less so in others. I have to decide when to be picky about it and when to realize that nobody will notice other than me. My mom sewed my prom dress for me back in highschool - it was a gorgeous boned bodice with a dropped waist, and to this day she chuckles at how wonky it looks on the hanger. We would donate it, but it's doubtful that any girl other than me at my HS size could ever wear it!

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Date: 11/14/13 5:49 AM

Thanks a bunch! Will work on the back as soon as I can get a helper and we'll see what happens then! Will have to study some on how to change the armhole dart to the side as well. Yeah, honestly, I didn't really even know I was so out of whack until I started working on this. You know how they say to take something you already have that fits you well and copy it? I've NEVER had anything that fits me right, especially a suit jacket, and a suit jacket pattern is my final goal with all this. I bought a pattern for a jacket that has princess seams "Amazing Fit" (Simplicity 2446) and is adjustable for a D cup. Made it up in muslin so I could adjust and the shoulders hang a good 3 inches off my own shoulders. The bust still didn't fit even after I lowered the bustline 2" and I decided then that I had to solve this problem.
Appreciate the input!

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