Okay. It’s day two. The only thing to do today is to cut out the pieces. I’ve finally picked out my fabric:
The white you see is a cool embroidered edge that I think will add something interesting to the bottom of this otherwise plain and simple dress.
I have a sinking suspicion that the pattern is too big for me so I’ve decided to make a muslin. The fabric I chose wasn’t that expensive, but still an order of magnitude more expensive than muslin and since it’s really fast to cut out the pieces and sew them together, I consider it worth it. Before I took my sewing class, I never would have a muslin for a dress this simple. But now I’m all about them. Saves a lot of time and heartache in the long run.
Anyhow, it was really fast to cut out the pieces so I’m counting the muslin as cutting out for today, but I’ll have to redo it in the real fabric tomorrow.
Here’s the first muslin. You can tell from Minnie’s “say what?” expression that this muslin looks like it would make an awesome nightgown. Not exactly flattering.
And here’s the new muslin. I took it in 3″ on each side. I think that brings me down to a size 32 approximately (38 was the smallest the pattern comes in). I’ll have to size the sleeves properly tomorrow, but I think this looks much nicer. I tried it with the drawstring and different belts. We’ll have to see.
Hubby says the neckline makes me look like I should be in a convent, but I think it’s kinda cute and I love the cap sleeves. I think with white bias binding on the edges and a white sash to tie at the waist it will look really neat.