This morning I cut out a muslin from the Washi pattern, exactly how it is, in a size L, which is where my measurements fell. I sewed it up and tried it on, and just as I thought, the empire waist of it was WAY too short for my body! The darts were also way too high up. Left me wondering if I have a weirdo body!
I can’t believe I’m doing this, but for the sake of learning, I will post a picture of how the bodice fit. Also, I understand that I probably should have made myself look nicer for one of the only pics of myself on here, but come on, it is my lazy day with Quinn while Millie is in school!
SO I’m no expert, but that dart is just a bit too high, right? INCHES too high… Oh and that bruise was a gift from Quinn. He apparently thinks I’m delicious.
So I measured myself wearing the muslin and decided I wanted the dart about 2 inches lower and the bodice to be about 4 inches longer, closer to where my waist actually is. I added 2 inches above the dart and 2 below, extending the front part 4 inches. Quinny helped.
Learning my lesson from those pants, I sewed my muslin with a basting stitch, so it was easy to pull off and I just used the same back piece to try out the newly drafted front.
Much better! I know the neckline will be 1/2 inch lower from the facings, but I think I want to deepen it a little more, maybe an extra inch. Apparently I have a much taller chest than most, since a lot of reviews said the neckline was too revealing? Crazy, it feels like a crew neck on me.
Anyways, once I fix the neckline of my newly drafted top and tweak it out a little more, I think I’ll be ready to make the dress! I bought 2 different fabrics to make this dress with, I will use the cheaper one first, that way if I still need to tweak something out, I won’t be using my expensive fabric :)