Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Muslin #3 - You guys rock!

I love you guys!  You are so darn helpful!
I took everyone's advice from yesterday's post and went to work again on the muslin.
I redrew the back and cut it/sewed it new. The front I didn't redraw yet because it had some work left. I just hacked and slashed it up more.

I'm happy to say it is ready for the real fabric!!!
Here are today's changes.

1/2" sloped out of center back from neck to 0" at hip - 1" length removed, 3/4" swayback completed
still some small wrinkles in back - hoping challis will behave better than this stiff muslin fabric 

Look! Look at the line! The armpit to hip is STRAIGHT! Woo hoo! *jumps up and down ecstatically* 
Thanks to adding 1/2" to each side of the hip only in the back. (Ignore butt poof - you can't win 'em all)

The dreaded front is way better.  My right is altered. My left stinks still - ignore it. ;-)
I did a curved dart! It was easy as pie too. Apple pie - with a crust you make from scratch (gluten free for me please).  I still have to figure out the exact width of the curved dart - this was free hand. Loving that that bust to hip line is GONE!  I also took out the inch here lengthwise. (seam in middle); and kept the 1/2" slope out from neck to 0" at hip. 

So a huge, HUGE thanks to you guys. I really wouldn't of gotten this far w/o your help.  I'm off to re-trace the "fixed" pieces and cut the real fabric. It's a soft, yummy rayon challis.  Stay tuned.... :-D

~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~


  1. That is amazing! Looks so good and is working much better than the first and even though I thought the 2nd one looked good, this is FANTASTIC!

  2. Whoa! That was fast! Thank you so much for posting all your muslin pictures - it's fascinating to see it transform!

    I guess we'll see you tomorrow with a finished top?!

  3. The curved dart sure made a difference. Looking forward to the real thing, now!

  4. Perfection! Can't wait to see the real thing!

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  6. The changes have made a huge difference. Can't wait to see the Alma made with rayon challis!

  7. Your 3rd muslin is looking fantastic! Hope the challis version turns out well! Happy Stitching!


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