So - here's my project - using the blue and green floral linen pictured at the top of the photo, I'll be combining the top of Butterick dress 5353 with the bottom of New Look 6224 for what will hopefully be a nice combination in a dress.
Here's my practice muslin - a bit frumpy to start with:
Too much gaping at the sides:
The frumpiness continues to the back:
And some major gaping at the back:
But with some pinning at the sides we are getting there.
There - that's much better:
And the pinned back - much more fitted than the original. Now, I'll transfer those alterations to the pattern and see what happens!
I pose a question to my lovely readers - how long does a piece of fabric need to be in your possession before you consider it part of your stash? One month, 2 months, 6 months, a year? Or, if you just bought the fabric with no particular project in mind and it has been sitting around for awhile, should it be considered now "part of the stash"? What do you think?
Happy sewing everyone!