Muslin: NL 6067
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.
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…
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.