I admit I'm having a blast doing muslins. Maybe I'll just do muslins - all year long! It's fun and there's absolutely no pressure.
Well, OK, there's this MOB dress thing out there, but conceptually, there's no pressure :-)
Having spent hours looking at my first MOB dress muslin, I've decided I don't particularly like v-necklines on myself. As my bustline and neck drop, v-necks appeal to me less and less. I need 'up'!
This muslin has a round neck! and I like it better.
It also has both bust and vertical front darts. I've been thinking for a while that putting darts in my knit tops might also give me some of that 'up'.
It's not so easy to find a darted pattern for knits, so I pulled out a bodice I drafted recently for my Jungle January dress (coming soon). It's based on McCalls 6884 Fashion Star sundress, which is for woven fabric.
Basic changes for the Jungle January dress: I slit both bodice pieces just above the front side dart and dropped the bottom piece by 1". This took care of my FBA and vertical dart adjustments. To compensate, I removed that 1" from the bottom edge. My other change was to tape some drafting paper inside the front neckline and redraw it. I didn't sew the back darts or use a zipper, and I straightened the side seams just a tad.
For this knit bodice, I added the same sleeve and skirt elements I used on my first muslin: sleeves from Vogue 1315, skirt from New Look 6936.
At this point in my photo shoot, a mosquito buzzed my ear! Don't they know they're not allowed here?
More fabric arrived this week...Post-holiday sales have been my best friend. I've paid $5/yd or less for all the fabrics I've purchased this month.
|Tribal Stripe Cotton Lawn, Aztec Print Cotton/Linen Blend - Fabric Mart|
I've already laundered the lawn. Gosh, it is so soft and not a wrinkle anywhere. The nicest lawn fabric I've ever had. It feels like very fine rayon challis. I plan to launder the cotton/linen blend twice before I lay it out for cutting.
The cotton/poly sweater knit from Fabric.com laundered beautifully. I was so afraid it would simply unravel!
Bye for now, hope everyone is safe and near loved ones.