I cut a straight 16 for the muslin and lowered the bust fullness about 2 inches. I probably should have done a swayback adjustment too, but for some reason, I always forget to do this. Fortunately since I will always wear this belted, the pooling shouldn't be too noticeable.
The pattern instructs you to use the interfaced centers front on the outside. The instructions for McCall's 5847 state the exact opposite. I actually wrestled with what directions to follow because I wasn't sure why it made a difference. Does anyone know? Ultimately, I decided to use the un-interfaced centers front on the outside because I didn't want any bubbles to show should the interfacing become detached in future washings.
left: M6279, right: M5847
Here is a photo of the progress to date. Hmm. Looking at the picture now, maybe having the interfaced front on the outside does make a difference. Hopefully I can finish the dress this week so that I can move on to the next one.
* Sheila: I'm glad your blog is back up and running. I like the new look!
* I didn't make it to the Detroit fashion show on Saturday. I was in a car accident a couple of weeks ago and was consumed with handling that situation. No one was injured and my car has since been repaired.
* Kyle: I haven't tried B5559, but it is definitely on my list!
That's it for now. Take care everyone!