Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Green Muslin Completed

Finally! I finished the muslin for McCall's M5522.


I really struggled with the sleeve plackets. I struggled a little with the cuffs (mainly because I didn't follow the directions well the first time). And they don't seem to lay quite right even though I made sure to label the sleeves as right and left and attach them appropriately. Maybe I need to rotate the sleeves caps a bit?


I was also unable to insert the sleeve caps flatly. I almost did it for the first one but the second one has pronounced gathers. I may just give up and try to do matching small gathers for the next version.


For the next version I will sew the back princess seams only 1 cm wide to try to adjust for the pooling in the small of the back.


Despite the imperfections I'm planning on wearing it. I already wear items with much worse problems!

And in other news, here's what I wore for Me Made March during the past seven days:


Here's all of my self-sewn shirts, except the red one I'm wearing today. They're waiting to be ironed, yikes!


Luckily the weather has warmed up a bit so I've been able to wear my short-sleeve shirts (with a cardigan, of course).

Some flowers, at last!

4 comments:

  1. Ironing...
    When are you going to start sewing with Lycra?!

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  2. I know, huh. I would like to learn how to work with jersey, but I don't have a serger, which apparently greatly facilitates the process.

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  3. I've just come to your blog via the Flickr pool for me made March - I think your new wearable muslin looks great on, and love those fabrics of shirts to be ironed!

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  4. Thanks Gabrielle! It's funny to look at all the shirts stacked up like that - makes me realize how much pink there is!

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