I’m using Burda 7378 for the Puppy Dress, as I’ve taken to calling it. I haven’t had a lot of time to sew this week, but I have stolen 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and the muslin is complete. Well, the first muslin is complete. Here are some pictures.
I’ve tried it on, and it looks nice. But that’s about all. It needs several adjustments, including a slight FBA, tucks in the pattern at the neckline, and the addition of neckline darts in the back. And with all that, it will fit well. But the pleats at the center front of the empire skirt give me pause. The cotton muslin is, of course, much heavier and stiffer than the silk crepe de chine. But I want to think about whether I like the silhouette enough, or if it’s something that would make me think, “Pregnant!”
And let’s face it, pregnant at my age? Not a good look at all. I may try converting the pleats to darts and see what I think of that. I do like the lines of the dress in general, but it may not be what I want for this fabric. And that, my dears, is why I do muslins! I’d rather figure it out before hand than have to deal with the heartbreak of a dress that I’ll never wear, don’t you agree?
More to come this weekend. In the meantime,