My main focus on this too-short weekend (how is it Sunday afternoon already??) was to finish my Lady Grey muslin. Friday night I finished thread tracing my seam lines. Saturday morning I began to baste it together and today I finished what I’d started the day before.
It became immediately apparent that I should have performed my standard shoulder adjustment to the tissue pattern before I cut from the fabric as I had a difficult time just putting the muslin on! I had to sew within 1/4 of the shoulder seams to be able to put it on with any ease in the shoulder area and it still feels really tight. I added shoulder pads to give the shoulder line some added definition.
Well here’s the photographic evidence:
Yikes, the back looks terrible! I consulted Fit for Real People and it seems that those vertical wrinkles point to a narrow back. I’ll take it in a little at center back. There are some smaller horizontal wrinkles at the waist which suggest that I should give myself more room there *sigh.* I still go back to my lack of adding my standard shoulder adjustment and think that could have a lot to do with it and would alleviate many of those problem wrinkles.
Here are the side views. You can see here just how much gape I have in the chest area. This is the result of an extremely flat bust!
To fix this, I’m going to pin out the excess a la Gertie. Also, looking at these pictures, it’s become painfully obvious that I need to add some length to the back of the coat to accommodate my rather prominent derriere.
Looks like I’ve got a bit of work ahead of me before this is perfect. To save time, I’ll make the adjustments to the tissue and tissue fit. I don’t want to get left behind in the sew-a-long! I’d do it tonight only this morning I began sneezing and it’s become painfully obvious that I’m either suffering from a terrible allergy attack or I’m coming down with a cold. Unfortunately I think it’s the latter.
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