THE MUSLIN QUEEN. Time consuming?, YES. Worth it?, I think so, and I'm so glad I went through the process. I realize that the fabric only cost about 10 bucks, but I do love it (hope that feeling lasts), and I can't readily replace it so I don't want to mess it up.
Here's my pattern choice, the latest muslin rendition, and my first "FINISH LINE LIST" (so named by Oonaballona) of what I need to do to fix it so I can get to the point of actually cutting into the fabric.
|Oop Vogue 8548, I'm making View C, the middle version|
|Muslin #2 1/2|
- increase center back bodice seam 1/4"
- lengthen shirt length 4"
- make a 3/4" sway back adjustment in back skirt
- add faced side seam pockets
- taper side seams from proposed pocket area to hem 2 1/2" (it's a little to A-lineish for me)
- ??? Raise shoulder 1/2" (not decided yet)
- ??? Shorten sleeve and add cuff (not decided yet)
On top of all this, my MOTHER has been strongly insisting (in her subtle Motherly way) that I make a full length coat for at least 5 years. I HAVE STRONGLY RESISTED!, saying that "I DON'T WANT A FULL LENGTH COAT"! In a recent conversation when the subject surfaced yet again, I even offered to make one for her instead so we could change the subject. Well that didn't work either because she wants it for me??? Well, deep down I always want to please my Mother, so I've finally given in. Late last month she asked me what my next project was going to be. I told her it was a secret. She said, "but you never keep secrets from me". ???? So I had to tell her.
So here's to you Mother!, you'd better be keeping your fingers crossed for me and praying (which I know you always do) that all goes well with this...