I am back with an updated muslin to show you. Since my last post I made a few adjustments and changes to make my Threadcount 1607 Shirt Dress fit much better. Here are the results:
|6 inches of length removed|
Binding applied to right shoulder
|Same changes with a small|
tie belt from my closet
Secondly, the bodice still seemed a bit loose, and like I could pinch out an inch of fabric on both sides. Something went wrong, and it took me time to figure it out.
I had an epiphany!
I sewed a size 14 straight, with no changes. By the measurements alone, my hips fit nicely, but it was way too loose in the bust. Since my body shape is a pear shape (small on top, wide on bottom), I needed to start with a smaller size on top and grade up to a size 14 on the bottom.
Granted, I usually do this, but somehow I must have gotten TOO excited and skipped this step.
Thankfully, I have refined my original pattern, and am cutting out my fabric and starting over. I think I have enough info from my first muslin to skip a second one, but SADLY, I won't be able to participate in the Sew Together for Summer series.
Nevertheless, I am moving forward. There will be other sewing challenges in the future.