Saturday, July 10, 2010
Draping a Dress, Part Four: The Second Muslin
Well, the second muslin is made and I think it's looking pretty awesome! I made the changes I wrote about yesterday, along with your awesome suggestions to peg the skirt more as well as lengthen it. It's gotten quite wiggly! Joan would be proud. I also think the extra smidge of length in the midriff did wonders to make this more slimming. Hurrah!
There's a bit of a difference on each side of the bust. See how the right side is smoother than the left? I distributed the gathers over more length on that side and I think it helps a lot. I'm seeing a little twisting in the center of the bust, but I'm pretty sure that will resolve itself once both sides are symmetrical.
The back still has some issues. (Blerg!)
I took two tiny vertical tucks at the neckline, which you can see in this photo. But I think it has too much fabric horizontally too, if that makes any sense.
So I took a couple wedge-shaped horizontal tucks, and while it looks like a mess here, I think it will do the trick in the final pattern. Also, I think I'll add a pinch of ease to the back midriff.
The hips still look a smidge baggy while I'm standing, but I'm reluctant to take any more width out for fear of not being able to sit in this dress! I might just shave off 1/8" on each side.
What do you think? We're almost there!