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Muslin: NL 6067

2011 November 27
by elizabeth_admin

I swear I didn’t mean to take a break for so long.  I swear.  The holiday and personal stuff got in the way.  Again.  I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.  Jack and I sure did.  I’m still eating leftovers unfortunately.

However, I’m pleased to report that yesterday I have sewed up a new dress muslin, New Look 6067.

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I fell in love with this dress as soon as it came out.  It’s feminine without being over the top girly.  Sheila just made a version of this dress already in a double-knit.  It’s gorgeous on her.  I think this style of dress would look great on a variety of figures.

I love the main view with the obi-esque belt.  I have a couple of different silks that would be perfect for this pattern.  I was able to muslin the pattern yesterday.  The results were spectacular.  I love this dress.  And the bonus?  I hardly need to make any changes to the pattern.  I cut and sewed a straight 16.  I played with the bodice side seams at the armscye, but think I will revert to the original seam allowances in my final version of the dress.  The only other change I made was to take out some of the hip curve because, as I have mentioned before, my body shape is essentially a rectangle with boobs.  I feel like this dress was drafted for my body personally.  Usually I have to lengthen the bodice, but this draft is just right for me.  The ease for the bust is pretty good too.  I could probably use a smidge more ease there, but I’m not going to fudge around with the pattern for a1/4 to 1/2 inch more.

Without further ado, here are the muslin pictures.  Again, apologies for the photography — I really need to upgrade my camera — and for the morning hair and no makeup look.  I must not really care about what photos are out there in the interwebs if am putting these here.  Oh well…

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Now here are my notes on these pictures of the muslin:

  • I love the bodice pleats
  • I see a little gaping at the armscye in front, but think most of that will be removed when I actually finish the armscye edges with the lining.
  • I see some wrinkling on the back bodice, but I need that ease to move my arms.
  • The poufiness of the front skirt is due to the stiffness/hand of the muslin.  In a silk this will drape much better.
Oh, I almost forgot!  I sewed up the back skirt without the vent.  I have plenty of walking ease, so I will not be putting in the vent in the final dress.
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I will start prepping my fabric tonight.  Today, I cleaned out my fabric closet and am cleaning up my sewing area in preparation for a special visit this week.
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Happy sewing everyone!
15 Responses leave one →
  1. November 27, 2011

    I love this pattern too. Now I am really jealous because your muslin looks awesome! Flattering, a good fit, and interesting pattern lines. I’m looking forward to seeing it in your fashion fabric.

  2. November 27, 2011

    oh wow – what a great pattern! I love the pleats and it is going to be stunning on you.

  3. November 27, 2011

    Lovely! Can’t wait to see the finished dress!

  4. Rebecca Howard permalink
    November 27, 2011

    The muslin looks great. I can’t wait to see it sewn up in a drapey fabric. Mmmm – I think you and I have very similar body shapes (sorry not trying to be creepy). Maybe I’ll give this one a go. You’re right – its feminine without being frilly – even in calico!

  5. November 27, 2011

    That’s going to be a great dress on you. You really know how to work out a muslin. Thanks for your comment about my skirt and cardi.

  6. November 27, 2011

    Nice! Quite flattering on you. What is the fabric like? Dying for a photo of it!

    When will you commence work on the Sparkling Sequin Seducer?

    xos

  7. November 27, 2011

    When it looks good in mulin you know the end product is going to be good. Earlier this year I made a dress I did not like. I decided to make a different one, tested in muslin, and even thought it was a little too low, too short, and too small at the hem, it still looked waaaaay better than the finished dress I had made earlier. The second dress was one of my favorite sewn projects this year. Your pattern looks like a total winner, can’t wait to see it in silk!

  8. November 27, 2011

    I love the lines on the dress! I just saw (somewhere) on a sewing blog, the finished dress. Looks wonderful!

  9. November 27, 2011

    The muslin seems to fit very well. I don’t see any fit issues from the picture. Can’t wait to see the finished product. I’m a recent convert to New Look – I’ve just finished a blouse and was so pleased with the cut and the ease of construction.

  10. November 28, 2011

    That’s looking really good. Can’t wait to see it made up.

  11. November 28, 2011

    It’s so pleasing when a muslin comes together without major drama or adjustment requirements. I made alterations to a waistcoat pattern the other day (adding a collar, etc), but the actual fit of the garment was spot on first time, and it made life SO much easier.

  12. November 28, 2011

    Your muslin looks good. My only concern when I made the dress were the pleats adding poof to my stomach area and lengthened them.

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      November 28, 2011

      I actually like the pouf because it gives the illusion of a waist since I don’t have one. 😉

  13. November 28, 2011

    nice! i really like this style 🙂

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