You will recall that I went to the class in Tulsa, and my project was Relax-A-Little.
So here is Muslin #1 of Relax-A-Little:
The double layer yoke makes the yoke heavier than the front, and that causes the back to pull backward also -- I think.
The back looks fine except for the fact it is pulling down at my neck.
I HATE this didn't turn out because I LOVE this fabric.
I noticed that some of Louise's blouses pulled up in the front of her body also. Blouses she made -- her pattern -- that she was wearing in class. I, of course, being the student didn't say anything. Louise did say several times that most of us OVER-fit our clothes. I thought hers could use another round back slash or two.
She also said that we were NOT to put any of our "usual" corrections in HER patterns because they were probably not necessary.
I would either have to stuff a pillow up the back of that shirt, or start over.
Obviously, I couldn't finish Muslin #1 with all those problems, so I started Muslin #2. It was from a soft woven fabric that I thought would make a nice lightweight jacket. I began by making adjustments to the paper pattern pieces. I'm not sure now what exactly I did, but whatever it was, I must have been in a coma while doing it.
Here is Muslin #2:
Check out those bust darts on Muslin #2!
They point straight up to the apex of my NOSE!
Of course, this is pulling to the back also. Any further up and the darts would have been pointing down to my rear end over my shoulder!
Here is the back of Muslin #2. Notice how the yoke is darker than the rest because it is a double thickness of fabric. The neckline SHOULD be up by my hair.
And here on the left you can see how the blouse is hiking up in the front and the bust dart is way off.
I decided after looking at this that I needed a larger Full Bust Adjustment. I have NEVER used over 5/8" additional width for a bust adjustment. In this pattern, I used a whole inch.
Phylly's "Dolly Parton" boobs didn't even require that much in this pattern!!!
Again, you can see how it is falling backwards on me and the hem in the front is hiked way up.
I've got to go! My hubby is on his way. I have to make it look like I keep the house perfect all the time. My fabric is still all over the living room.
BTW, if the pictures and words seem all messed up, it is a Blogger problem. I keep putting them where I want them, but Blogger decides where it wants them to be. Sorry if it is confusing.
Happy sewing, my friends. And if you don't sew, you should. It is really a wonderful skill.