A Muslin for Me

It fits!

It also looks nothing like Simplicity 1910.

I changed my mind. When I saw Gertie’s Bombshell Dress class on Craftys.com, I fell immediately in love.

Since having Elly, clothing with clear waist definition looks more attractive on me. It draws attention to my waist and bust and away from everything south, such as my squishy tummy and my American thighs.

It took two fittings to get the muslin just right.

The first thing I noticed was that the cups sagged. My days of being perky are over it seems. A halter strap came to my rescue.

Additionally, the initial fitting had me struggling to breath and that was without the underlining, boning and lining. So, I let out the side seams a 1/4 inch.

It’s perfect now. I can breathe. It fits.

Now, I just have to get the nerve to cut out the gorgeous purple taffeta and irreplaceable Mexican lace. Gulp.

6 thoughts on “A Muslin for Me

    1. Thank you so much! After wearing it for a half an hour, I decided to try and tweak the muslin one more time. I hope to cut out the taffeta later this week though.

    1. Actually this is the first time I have taken the time to fit the dresses. Typically, I just sew a given size and hope for the best … and then stuff it in the back of the closet when it doesn’t fit. Clearly, this is the better approach even if it does take a whole lot longer. =)

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