Saturday, March 13, 2010

Slow goes the blogging: Macaron Muslin

Yes, I've been very slow to blog - a hurt ankle and a trip to Virginia are to blame!  I completed the Colette Macaron Muslin last weekend - here are my findings:




1)  Great pattern!! Fantastic!! Almost perfect fit.
2)  Needed alterations:
a. Forward shoulder (I did this on the muslin)
b.  I need to change the darts to make them point to the correct location on my bust. . .
c.  The band under the bust must be significantly lengthened (some other
reviewers report this as well!)
d.  I need some pleat advice - I am looking up some pleat techniques to see which are more flattering - I am also moving the placement of the pleats so
they are not so far apart.
e.  Need to scale down the hips significantly - the skirt is very very large in the hips.

So, I tried to find interesting fabric stores in Norfolk/Va. Beach to no avail.  So, I bought some shoe laces (blue) and gave my lightweight hiking boots a "makeover."
I also include my heavy boots - I may change those laces out too - they look a bit "lumberjacky."





I hope to complete at least one version of the Macaron in the next two weeks.

3 comments:

  1. Such a nice design. I can't wait to see how it comes out! Glad that you are back and feeling like blogging!

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  2. The muslin is coming along nicely and looking forward to the final.

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  3. Thanks so much; I can't believe I've slowed down so much! I guess not walking correctly can really tire you out - I mean I was steaming toward getting three dresses done before March 17 - I still only have this muslin. . . on the good side I have to go to San Francisco this week for a few days and am going to hope over to an interesting fabric shop (I hope!). . .

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