First off, I finished the first front of my 1958 sweater and started the second one! It's coming along so nicely:
|I've already steam blocked these two pieces.|
Yesterday, I finally sat down and began my muslin for the Peony dress. A real, honest-to-goodness muslin, made out of actual muslin fabric! My first time ever! This dress needs it; in contrast to most of the other things I've made, the fit is important on this one. I'm only doing a muslin of the bodice though:
I traced out and cut a size two, and then ended up moving the lower front darts one inch out toward the side seams, and shortening the bust dart by one inch:
The fit is almost there, but there is a little poufiness in the stomach area that I'm not quite sure how to deal with. I'm continuing to read the chapter on fitting in the Colette Sewing Handbook, so I'm hoping to find some info that will help me correct that. This is the first time I'm making significant changes to a pattern, and I'm a little scared but also proud of myself!
Finally, after all the knitting and sewing were done, I sat down and put this on:
|Zoya Kristen, Feel Collection winter 2011|