Sunday, April 4, 2010

MOB Frustration

You've seen my fabric, and now you want some progress? Me, too! I've been making muslins all weekend, which is pretty unusual for me, as I'm not one of the "you must make a muslin for every project kind of girl." I've totally embraced tissue fitting.

But that's a lot of silk and I want my MOB dress to be perfect (well, not as perfect as the wedding gown, but you know what I mean). I'm also angsting over my curves in places where I'd rather not have them, so there's that, too.

And the results, please. Well, no pictures here of the said (and sad) muslins, but here are the rejected patterns:

Butterick 4919. Rejected because I didn't like the center seam (fixable), the "halter" straps are too fabric-y (also fixable), and I didn't like the wrap effect (not so fixable). Not 100% rejected, but at least for now. Oh, and it also looks a bit boring on.

Vogue 2962. Rejected because it is a halter, so there's a lot of back showing (not a total deal breaker), and those real halter straps have way too much fabric. There's not so much of a V-neck effect, as masses of fabric bunched up over the girls on it's way to strangling me. Really. I'm not exaggerating. Possibly fixable, but there's a pattern #3 waiting in the wings. Oh, and that gathered skirt. Not even an option. I would definitely use the skirt from the B4919 which appears in the drawing to be gathered, but really is a full, non gathered skirt.

Stay tuned.


  1. You are an inspiration! This makes me so excited to just jump in and sew. I have some skirt patterns that are gathering dust waiting for me to muster my courage.

    Good luck finding just the right pattern!

  2. Keep it up. Bet you'll find something you love:)



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