I never thought I would ever say this, but I love making muslins.
I was sold on muslins after seeing my finished Anna. All the time spent making adjustments to the muslin was definitely worth it.
The Georgia Sewalong kicked off on the 27th January and I've been eagerly following the posts.
The By Hand London girls are amazing. Not only are their sewing instructions in the pattern incredibly entertaining to read, their sewalong tutorials are so easy to understand!! Oh, and they also respond to tweets and emails!! I love you guys.
I've been staying up to midnight most nights working on my muslin. I get home from gym about 8:30pm each night and by the time I cook dinner, eat and shower it's about 10pm.
My biggest worry about the Georgia dress was how it would fit on my hips and butt. I've always had issues with handmade fitted skirts around that area - I get strange puckering and drag lines.
For Georgia I had to grade between 2/6 bust to 6/10 waist then back to 2/6 hips. It was tricky at the beginning and I wanted to pull my hair out but I got the hang of it, and with the help of a french curve I managed to connect the different sizes together nicely.
Last night I did a small bust adjustment, unpicked and restitched my skirt pieces (the first time round there was a lot of puckering along the curved seams), added the straps and joined the bodice and skirt together. I pinned a zipper on to the dress so I could zip up my muslin.
My muslin looks pretty good, even though I didn't take the SA out of the skinny straps, and put them in the wrong spot haha.
I didn't try making the bodice without SBA so not sure how it would have fit as a "B cup", but the "A cup" looks great and fits like a glove. Thank you for the painfree tutorial BHL!
I can't believe how well the skirt fits over my bum. Am in love. If the Charlotte skirt fits like this then I want the pattern!!
I've since done a 2cm swayback adjustment and cut out the fabric for my Valentines Day dress, can't wait for the weekend so I can sew it up. I reckon my boyfriend will be very impressed with this dress when he sees it next Friday!
Are you taking part in the sewalong? How are you going?