So I'm going to try my hand at New Look 6886 - it's a cute dress, doesn't look very complicated. The thing that's been tough for me is fit or choosing the right size. I've been researching for days about how other people size and fit and it seems everyone has a different method.
Here's a pic of the envelope:
What I decided to do was the cut all the pieces I needed for View D - which is what the model is wearing - and then measure and measure and measure. Seems like all I do is measure! Then I cut the muslin, which I am going to use to underline the dress. Not sure if that's the right thing to do but I'm not sure who to ask. oh well, trial and error - we'll see!
So here's the muslin:
I basted the bodice and pinned the darts to get an idea of how it would look once sewn. I wrapped it around me too to make sure it would fit. Right now, it's pinned it to the dressform. Side note - i need to find a tut to pad "Sally" up (my son chose her name lol). Her hips are not the same size as mine. Mine are wider, much wider ~
I just cut out the fabric I chose:
It's a cheapy fabric from Walmart on clearance. It's 100% cotton though so I figured it should be good ? maybe? hope so?
I know some people buy fabric online but I'm still learning about fabric and muslin and all this other stuff - I'm not very confident yet buying fabric I can't touch online. And I figure it doesn't hurt as much if I mess up a cheapy fabric rather than a really nice one I love. *shrugs*
I've got the skirt front pinned to the dressform (no pic yet) and it's getting late so I guess I have to stop now. Bummer.
if you happen to come across my blog I'd love some feedback - ideas, thoughts, opinions - it's all good!