So back to the muslin, so far my modifications are working well. I needed to add 4 inches to the waist - yep, 4 inches!! This is because even though I'm a size 10, I have no waist. Not in an odd looking way, but in a 'I've had three kids' kinda way. My waist measurement is close to a size 14-16 waist - can you believe? Do I look massively out of proportion? Because the pattern companies seem to think I am. Getting back on track, I also slightly modified the point of the bust where the strap fixes. Being a vintage pattern I guessed it would be too high and it was. Note: this muslin is just for sizing so it doesn't matter that the bust pleats don't line up.
The fabric above is Anna Maria Horner pastry line voile in coral, which is actually orange, not a pink coral, which I thought it would be when I bought it. This fabric will really show off the dress style as the bodice is cut on the bias. The bodice will have diagonal stripes, the skirt will have vertical lines and straps horizontal lines. Hopefully it'll work and I'll be able to neatly match the fabric.....
Speaking of buying fabric - look what turned up on my door yesterday. I love, love, love it all and better yet they accidentally refunded my postage, so I got 11 yards of fabric with no postage - yay!
Belinda, but again will need to try to work some re-sizing magic to fit it. I'm also hoping to use the star looking fabric in the middle to make the Collette Chantilly dress, but may need to work some pattern placing magic with this cut and also probably a full bust adjustment, going down of course. Thankfully the lovely Thouraya has offered to lend me the pattern. She made an awesome version earlier this year which is featured on the Collette pattern website. If the muslin doesn't work out, I won't be out of pocket.
Lastly, here are some freshly painted walls in my sewing space. It's so light and bright now and I will never ever miss those awful blue walls and yellow ceiling.
I just need the husband to hang the blinds and curtains and then it'll be complete. Such hard work this past week, but it's so worth it.
For more creative spaces, you know where to go....