But, some quick words about my photo shoot. Mr. Sunny's friends are moving from OK to WI and will be staying with us about a month until they find a place. Therefore we had to clear out K's room so they could stay there. K's bookshelf ended up in my sewing room :( where I like to take pictures. My other favorite spot is in the kitchen/dining area. However, because the dryer is broken, that spot is filled with drying racks and clothes. lol. Chaos I tell you! New dryer will be here Wednesday. Friends (with their 3 yr old) will be here next week. Lets hope I survive.
Onward. Here is the progress of the alma for me.
- 1st sewn Alma - happy with it but wanted to improve fit
- 1st massive fitting and alteration muslin
- 2nd muslin
- 3rd muslin!
Whew, that is a lot of work! Much thanks to all your patience and help!
It all paid off. I love the fit of this one.
My hair? oh yes, chopped 10 inches off :D It feels so nice.
- 1/4" added to sleeves to add in a bit more room - result is they are much less restrictive.
- Front and back:
- 1/4" sloped out from neckline tapering to 0" at bottom hem
- 1/4" square shoulder adjustment
- Front alone:
- 1/2" added to center darts to lengthen them
- curved the bust dart -drastic improvement
- Back alone:
- 3/4" swayback adjustment
- 1/4" taken out across entire back, horizontally at waist
- 1/2" added to hips
Fit is spot on except a tiny poof in the back above my waist. I'm wondering if I have a "narrow" back or maybe even a short back (? lol) and feel like putting in a fish eye dart there. But it isn't terrible.
Also, I wanted this to be short sleeves, not cap, but couldn't get the sleeves to feel right - they were super restrictive (Joy, I needed to perfect your sleeve cap flattening technique here).
On my other Alma the zipper bugged me quite a bit. So I put in the zip upside down, when closed the pull tab is at the bottom (my waist) now and not in my armpit pissing me off! Plus, I added a zipper shield so the scratchiness doesn't get to me. This feel so much better now. Here are the fly shield pics.
Stash used for this: 2 yards
Stash used in 2014: 6.5
Fabric out: 6.5
Fabric in: 17 yards :( sorry! I couldn't pass it up. I got a box of wovens and knits for only about $1.18/yard including shipping - and it was nice big pieces of 2-3 yard chunks. That is too many cheap clothes to pass up!!) lol. Oh well. I'm still using up my stash. I have a huge pile of "to makes" on my sewing bin.
Let's get back to knits, they are so much more fun.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~