From the muslin, it looks like the pants are turning out great. Can't wait to see them finished!
I spent my Friday night working on my challenge for Fearless February sewing a muslin of this Simplicity 1699 jacket:
There are no zippers, no buttons (uh oh, maybe it wasn't so much of a challenge!) The pattern does call for a Novelty Braid, which I'm guessing is sort of like adding an embellishment? It should add a pretty element to my jacket. I'm not sure if I'll do that in black or white or a different color. I can see this jacket with red or green or blue or yellow.... the color combos are endless!!
Yellow Bird Fabrics. I just have to say, I ordered the fabric over the phone and the customer service was great!! I was very happy with my fabric and the quick shipping.
I worked up the muslin with some kind of cotton fabric I had in my stash. I think I got it from Joann's when I first started sewing last spring. Here's my muslin:
|I'm not crazy about the way the sleeve poufs at my shoulder. What do you think about it? It feels a bit too snug around the top of my arms. Should I size up or just sew a smaller seam?|
|Here's a semi side view - I like the way the jacket fits for the most part. There won't be any closures but there will be some kind of trim around the neck, hem and front opening.|
|It falls right over my hip - there is a little fabric wrinkling at my waist in the back but I couldn't a good photo to show you. I can update later if I can get someone to take photos for me.|
|These photos probably all look the same but I wanted to see what it looked like with my hair down. I always wear it down and over my shoulders.|
|See those wrinkles? That's just from trying it on for about 1/2 hour.|
|The shoulder has a pleat in it. I'm not sure if I like that.|
What do you think of the way the jacket fits on me? This jacket will mostly be worn with sleeveless tops or dresses. I don't like showing my arms much so this will be perfect for wearing around the office or out with friends.
I would love to hear your thoughts! I'm going to work on the muslin for the Cordova now.