Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Muslin #2

Just so you don't think I'm nuts, LOL, here's a picture of the pattern pieces lined up with notches and dots matched.  It really is off.

So...I don't know if this is a mistake or what but its something to be aware of when you make this top.  Okay; now on with the rest of the show.  Remember, the camera adds 10 or 20 pounds, right?  LOL. 

The front doesn't really look too bad.  Just a little bit of wrinkles at the sides.  This is still a straight size 16 with only the bust point dropped 1 inch and 1/2 inch added to the 2 front pieces (you can the see 1/2 inch addition in the picture above).

Here I see wrinkles in the back.  

Ugh!  I'm listing!  It looks like the tower of Pisa.  You'd think Alan would have enough presence of mind to tell me to straighten up.  Sigh.

Alright...I had Alan pin the shell closed at the center back marks.  It's too tight.  Guess I need to add a bit.  LOL.

What do you think?


  1. Looks like you need a little sway back adjustment. Take out 1" or so at center back angling to nothing at side seams. That should take any wrinkles out at the back waist and make it fit better. Oh, once you've removed at the waist, you need to add the same amount back to the bottom of the garment. I have this pattern and am very much looking forward to seeing if you can get it to work right! :P}}

  2. Lynda's right....what's really causing this buckling is that the fabric is "riding up" trying to find a place to rest, cause it's hanging up at the hip. I would really like to see what happens when you loosen the hip and the shell can fall naturally. I think you'll get a better read on how much/little sway back adjustment you need. That's just me first-look answer.

  3. Very odd that the front is shorter than the back. It looks like the difference is just about the same amount as the take up in the bust dart. Drafting error, it appears.