Sunday, October 5, 2014

Vogue 1331 - The Muslin

I've made the muslin and so far, it's looking huge!  This coat is meant to be oversized with a nice drape in the back, but this just might be a little too big for my liking - and this is a size 6!  I normally make a size 12.  It sort of resembles a lab coat below, don't you think?!?!  Also - the sleeve cap is meant to start lower down on the arm - I'm not sure if I like the look of that either - I may move them up in the final product.

Side view - you can see the draping in the back.  I do like how it drapes on the back, but with the weight of the material I'm going to use and the addition of the continuing circle theme down the back, I'm not sure how the draping will work in the final product.

Back view - hard to see the draping at this angle though.

Here I'm pinching in at least 4 inches on each side and it's still oversized.  I'm going to cut out the fabric as is at the moment, and see how it drapes with the overlay on it first.  Then, I might choose to take in the sides - we'll just have to see how it goes.

Just a quick post for today.  Time to get this baby cut out.

Until next time - Happy Sewing!


8 comments:

  1. Off to a great start with the muslin ~ can't wait to see it finished ... J

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  2. I think you'll like the fit more when you've moved the shoulder seam up to your actual shoulder line. Fitting well in the shoulder area can make a huge difference!

    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. I agree about moving the sleeve up. I'm going to baste together first and then I'll decide.

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  3. Agreed with narrowing the shoulders. Wow, it's surprising just how oversized this is!

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    1. Yes I was surprised with it as well. I'm going to baste the whole thing together first and then decide about both taking in the sides and moving in the sleeves.

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  4. I think you may like the drop shoulder look more if you press the seam toward the body of the coat. If you look at the pattern photo it is clear that this is how the shoulder is pressed in the completed coat. I've also found that, even if it isn't there in the pattern, you need to have a little downward curve (almost like a cap or kimono sleeve) to the end of the shoulder seam.

    However you choose to do it, you will have a beautiful coat at the end of the process!

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    1. Thank you Kay for the very thorough reply. I like the suggestion about pressing the seam towards the body. I'm going to baste one sleeve in as is and on the other sleeve, move it up a bit and then decide.

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