Wednesday, March 12, 2008

First Up Vogue 7283 - Take Four

Here is Take 1, Take 2, and Take 3.

Ok, here is the second muslin. I used two different prints of cotton. Looks kind of funny. This time I took 1.5" out of the front, sewed the princess seams deeper, and lower the neckline. I think that the next time, I will leave the princess seams alone (notice the weird bust wrinkle now?) and take some extra fabric out of the side seams. I shortened the raglan dart but that just made the point shoulder seam pointy-er-er. Next I will cut into my fashion fabric and hope for the best. I'm not sure what I will use.

All the fabrics are just remnants.

The zipper looks so funny because I am using an old metal zipper and the fabric kept getting stuck in it. So I ironed the fabric open. From this view, it look like I could take some more out of the back too; right above my ample posterior.


Shannon said...

The fit looks much better with all your alterations - definitely much more flattering on you now! I always have problems with raglan darts looking pointy too - I usually solve this problem by sewing rounded darts, almost as if there was a seam at the top of the shoulder that tapers to nothing just after the shoulder edge (I hope that makes sense).

I am curious to see what fabric you choose. Whenever I'm still fiddling with fit on a pattern, but I'm desperate to sew it up in fashion fabric - when I'm in muslin overload :) - I use a soft wool. Wool has such an amazing ability to be shaped with a iron that many mistakes can be steamed away. Anyhow, I look forward to your finished garment.

Unknown said...

I was thinking along the same lines as Shannon. Wool. A wool crepe would be particularly true to the 60s era and the Jackie O sentiment of your vintage pattern.

I think your horizontal fold just above the fullest point of your princess seam will be solved when you take out a bit at the highest point of your side seam. I think it's pulling your fabric sideways there.

This is looking great. I can't wait to see your fashion fabric.


Meg said...

Lookin' good!

When you want to sit down and make a new banner for your blog, let me know and I will walk you through it. Do you have Photoshop or some kind of desktop publishing software that will allow you to save files as jpegs and by the pixel size? That helps.