Saturday, February 6, 2010

KS 3760 - Dress Muslin

Here's my finished muslin. It turned out way cute. This is a stretch twill and I have an entire bolt of it. Yes, I said a whole bolt. Yikes. The pattern itself goes together very easily and quickly. There are a few fitting issues I need to work out.


The front fits okay although it is wide throughout the bust. The armholes and neckline will be okay once the facings are applied. I have already done my petite adjustment for the two front pieces and the back. You can't really tell from the front photos but the princess seams are kind of pointy over the bust point. I'll smooth out that curve next time because I don't want it pointy and it's a tad too boobilicious for me. I really like the contrast yoke and waistband. It's just the "wrong side" of the twill. I am thinking that I'll do the same thing for my silk suiting. I'll get some black wool and use that for the waistband and the yoke. Don't know . . . still debating.


Here's the back. There are more fitting issues here. It is also too wide in the upper area and way too big in the waist. The hip area is okay although maybe just a titch snug. I'll add 1/4" to the sides of the front and back skirt.


Here you can see what I'll basically do. I'll take a 1/2" out of the bodice width from and back and snug up the waist by about two inches. For reference this is a KS size XS.


You can see that pinching out the inch at CF makes the princess seams line up over the bust like they are supposed to.

18 comments:

Gorgeous Things said...

KS woven patterns tend to run really big. I take a M in most other pattern companies, but KS medium tends to swim on me. I don't have that problem as much with their knit patterns. I think once you work out the fit issues, that dress will be fantastic on you. The basic shape is so flattering!

Sew4Fun said...

Gosh, if your muslin looks this cute, watch out! DH won't leave you alone. LOL!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Really cute dress with a great style!

Kristine said...

An entire bolt, huh? I smell a swap coming on...
Great dress, it will be amazing in the real fashion fabric!

katherine h said...

That dress looks super cute on you. You were probably already going to do this, but...during cutting, I would check that the print in the CF bodice and the skirt match up. Tell us please, how did you come to have a whole bolt of fabric??

marysews said...

This is coming along quite nicely. I can't wait to see the "real" dress!

NuJoi said...

Muslin? Bolt?!! Let's make a deal. I want some of that fabric -- pretty please.

Vix said...

Love the low-contrast detailing you're doing at the waist and neckline; it adds a lot of interest without breaking up the line.

BTW, I was thinking the hip area looked a little big on you, especially from the front...but you think it's snug there?

Now I'm confused, ha. [Or a slattern who wears her skirts too tight!] Will look forward to the finished product.

Victoria said...

This dress is super cute! The silhouette if perfect on you. Can't wait to see it again one you finish all your tweeks!!!

Sue said...

That is going to be a very nice dress on you when you finalise your fit. You look like you are well on your way to sorting the issues.

Aminat said...

!!!! That is one cute dress, it will be so stunning by the time you are done all the alterations

Trudy Callan said...

Very cute. I love that fabric for the muslin.

lorenakitty said...

You've got a winner with these fitting changes, you definately want this style to skim. Curious to see if you choose the collar and band contrast or the piping, since this isn't just a simple sheath it would be nice to call out the design details somehow.

PS - I agree, cool muslin fabric

Noile said...

Too bad it's a muslin -- that's a gorgeous dress. I love the reversed trim; it couldn't be more perfect.

A whole bolt? Lucky you! I think you should make over the muslin in exactly the same fabric . . . it's looks spectacular on you.

senaSews said...

The dress looks great so far, far away from looking like a muslin. I like the style pretty much for you! Can't wait to see the "real" dress.

Andrea said...

I love this muslin. I can't wait to see this dress on you once you get the kinks out. It's going to look great.

amber said...

I think once you tweak the fitting issues, this is going to be a really great dress for you.

Kat said...

That IS way cute!