I made a couple of muslins but something just doesn't feel right. I cut a straight 16 and added two inches to the bodice to lower the empire seam. The front fits wonderfully, the back? Not so much. It gapes in a weird way and the shoulder straps keep falling off in the back. I thought raising both the front and back necklines would solve the problem, but it didn't and I haven't been able to identify how to fix it. So, this pattern is on hold.
I made a few muslins of this dress two years and fifteen pounds ago. It didn't fit that well back then, but now I love it. I will probably make this out of the red, black and white floral print as well as a solid linen.
I made muslins of this too a couple of years ago and found the back to be too tight. I can't find the muslin, but I am hopeful that it fits much better now. I plan to make this out of the black, yellow, and white floral print with yellow piping.
When I saw this on The Sew Weekly blog, I knew I HAD to have it. I already have the polka dot fabric, black cotton for the bodice, and the pattern. How could I not work this into the rotation??
I remember trying on the actual Muse dress on my snoop shopping adventure with Melody in 2010. I already know that I need to fiddle with the neckline and shorten it a bit.
I made the pattern adjustments (to be detailed in a subsequent post) and have cut out the muslin. I just need to put it together. If the fit is good, I'll make this out of a red silk suiting.
This is the first dress in progress. I'm making it out of a rust-orange linen blend and am opting not to line it. I made a few minor adjustments (also to be shared in a dedicated post) and tested the changes in muslin. I am satisfied with the fit and like how it looks so far.
As you can see in my picture, the dress frenzy is here to stay! Since making that picture, I have pulled out even more patterns and fabric. I owe all of the upcoming crazy to Faye!! Well, maybe not all. I have to lend credit to some other folks too: Susan, Kyle, Kristine, Sheila (what happened to your blog??!!), Cenetta, Trinicity, Rachelle, Carolyn, and RuthieK. I am inspired by your stylish dress creations and want to join the club!