Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Couture dress progress: Muslin
I've been struggling with the muslin on this dress a bit - its so hard to fit yourself sometimes! I made a sz22 with a 1.5" FBA and dropped the bust dart by 2", plus have pinned out some of the bust ease and side seams The fits not bad - I'm having some excess on the straps that needs to be pinned out, and the back looks a bit wonky because of my crappy zipper insertion.
All the seams seem to be straight so I'm going to leave it as this, until I'm ready to cut out my fashion fabric and I'll have another look at it then.
I ordered the silk organza for the underlining yesterday and this is my fabric - the lace will be the main fabric and the satin will be the midriff band;
I haven't decided yet on the lining - has anyone used Silk Habotai for lining? Dharma Trading has plain white silk habotai and its actually cheaper than the polyester lining available locally.