I promise you that I actually did finish my Pastille for-real-for-real version, I just haven’t had the time/appropriate weather/setting to photograph it yet, but rest assured, it’s done, it’s lovely, and I want to wear it all the time. I just can’t, which is very depressing. But it shall eventually get a dedicated post and, as is my custom, a fun name, so just be cool and wait for that happy day, I know I shall.
In other news, I recently completed my truffle muslin! And worked on my Mad Men Challenge Dress! And found fabric for my 4th pair of clovers, which shall be a part of my One Week One Pattern Challenge! Wooooo! Yeah, it’s been busy in my tiny apartment. And it’s going to GET even busier if I want to finish all these projects in time for their respective deadlines. So much for sewing slowly and thoughtfully, at least, in the month of March. Someone slap me if I take on another challenge in April, okay? Thanks.
Onto the muslin:
Now that I look at this photo, DAMN is this wearable muslin wrinkly. That’s what happens when you stick a dress in your purse and eat a delightful meal of Indian food before you take photos.
I cut out a size 8 of this pattern, after my previous experiences had led me to believe that might be a good idea, and what do you know, it fits very nicely EXCEPT it’s a little snug in the bust. Sigh.
There is something weird happening with my waist in these photos and I think that’s because of the black tights. In real life I would not wear black tights with this dress.
Still, it’s a nice fit.
So for the future when I make my final version in a drapey navy rayon (also from my grandfather’s attic, a land of countless treasures) I will make a full bust adjustment (which I really should just accept is something I should do always but I haven’t because I’m living in a fantasy world) and I may actually re-draft the armholes to be more concealing of that little area between the dress and my arms. I don’t know a name for that, but I’m not a fan.
That being said, I think this pattern is truly adorable. I’m so into the drape I can’t even tell you, and it’s a lovely detail that ups the ante on the design and makes a simple dress something really special. And now I have a perfectly wearable muslin that I really ought to iron. So well done on that front, Colette Patterns.
What are you working on? Any challenges? New projects? Big plans? And what is that area between the arm and the bust CALLED? Anyone know? I like to know the names of my enemies.