1 day ago
Full #muslin of @evadresspatterns E20-6633 - 1929 Evening Frock. I made it up in this absolutely horrible $3/yard #satin which I bought on a whim because I loved the color (it's exactly @crayola #springgreen !), but which frays to shreds if you look at it sideways. My initial #alterations were my standard long waist, but the bodice fit me very oddly at the neck and shoulders - way too wide so that it sat on the points of my shoulder (not what was intended according to the pattern illustration). I took out a large dart at the neckline, lifted the shoulders up, and ended up with a compensatory bust dart, but I don't think it changes the shape from that straight '20s silhouette much. For the real version (for which I bought silk today!), I'm going to take out some of the length I added to the bodice because the hip line now hits too low and consequently doesn't drape just right, but lifting it 3/4" fixes that weirdness around my hips and should solve the bunching at the small of my back. For this #wearablemuslin , I just added a couple more pin tucks to the front ant three to the back to lift it up, which mostly fixes it.
I did full finishes with French seams invisible hems etc. because this is my first time doing a ball gown and I'm really glad I did that rather than a more casual muslin. I learned a lot about what finishing techniques work well with this kind of fabric and also decided I wanted charmeuse rather than satin for a softer drape. Also, I got a ton of practice in invisible hemming 😉. Also I learned that I wanted silk thread for the #invisiblehem because it turns out that matching the sheen of the fabric makes a big difference.
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