Here's the muslin for the dress.
Like I said before, I made it too big in the waist thinking I would need some ease there. The back looks like crapola too. I no longer have to do FBAs. I didn't realize that the weight I lost about a year ago came off my chest. And I guess when I was exercising more in May, I had lost some boobage too. :( Oh well, at least it will make fitting clothes easier.
The Palmer/Pletch McCall pattern top looks janky too. Not too bad in the front. Even though its pulling a bit in the high bust area. The back, looks too big, but a better pinning of the back seam and a less wrinkly muslin will help. I hand washed a gorgeous black and white batik silk that my former sewing teacher gave me because she was destashing. I would like to make it into the P/P top. It will be my first time working with silk. Wish me luck!
Edit: I went to class yesterday, and the changes the instructor made to the dress really helped. It felt like I had to make 100 fit changes. She spent a lot of time with me, and I felt bad for the other students. The instructor basically says what she thinking and told me my hips were hollow. I know I have boy hips, but using the word hollow?!? It made me giggle, but sad at the same time. I will hopefully let you all know the changes that were made when I make my second muslin.
For the blouse, the back did look better when she pinned me in it. Found out that working on a computer, the 50lb backpacks of my youth, and sewing has already given me a bit of a rounded back :( She added a shoulder dart to back piece, and the top looked so much better in the back. I think good enough to cut into real fabric! Hooray!
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