Notebook: Vogue V1440 Muslin 2

HelloΒ everyone!

How are you? Hope you are having a great weekend! I am super excited to share my completed second muslin of the V1440 top. Firstly fit was an issue on my first go which I wrote about here. Here is a picture of the first muslin fit.

muslin 1 without collar
I felt that it was too loose fitting for my liking.
The armhole gaped too much such that my bra was visible.
The armhole gaped too much such that my bra was visible.

Now on to Muslin2….

Muslin2
Much much happier with the fit. The armholes feel secure and lie flat .
muslin2front
Looks more like the picture on the pattern envelope. It feels so comfortable!yoke detail

And the back yoke detail that I love so much! My edgestitching is dodgy…so is my topstitching for that matter ;-(..

muslin2collar
The fly front was much faster and easier to sew second time round. Its still not finished. I need to slipstitch between the button holes and up to the top.
muslin2back
I like the little slit at the bottom. My edgestitching down the centre back seam is much better πŸ˜‰
,uslin 2 collage Collage
I just got into Yoga and I love that I can do this very comfortably! I can do yoga in it!!!!
colla idea
I have an idea to make one with just a collar stand instead of full collar. I unpicked the top bit of the collar so I could see what it looks like. I quite like this variation too πŸ˜‰

Vogue V1440 View A

So whats the plan now?

  • I am cutting out another one this weekend and will make it with just a collar stand.
  • This one counts as wearable muslin.
  • Figure out neat edgestitching.

I will do another post just on the construction and the interiors – I had so much fun with it and took loads of pictures. So that will be coming soon ;-).

Happy sewing everyone and have an awesome weekend!

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43 thoughts on “Notebook: Vogue V1440 Muslin 2

  1. This is soooo good! Looks fab on you. I think I want one too! Btw, I recently learned to use my edge stitching foot & it’s brilliant. Xx

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    1. Thanks Sue! I loved your jacket too! When i bought this pattern I was in between about the jacket but seeing your version on PR made me want to make it. It will have to go on the fall sewing queue though because our weather is getting warmer πŸ˜€

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  2. I was going back and forth trying to decide whether or not to buy this pattern for myself. Your muslins turned out super cute and flattering! I might have to get it now. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Rachel! You should go for it! Its such a great addition for the warmer months. I am working on the leggings as well so it great value since there are 3 patterns in the envelope. Win Win really. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hmm I need to look through the feet that came with my machine – I have never really bothered with them except for the button foot. Thanks for the tip! I appreciate it and will let you know how I get on with a blind hem foot πŸ˜‰

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    1. That is the million dollar question! We had a bit of sun and warmth on Saturday and the local parks were absolutely heaving! But its back to cold now. Brrr. Still I live in hope that it will turn up and I can wear my spring stuff I am sewing πŸ˜‰

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  3. That looks fantastic. I can’t believe it is a muslin. Definitely wearable. How do you determine what to use for a muslin? And how many times do you keep trying a pattern before giving up? I think I give up on patterns too quickly. From this post, I am beginning to understand that if I fail the first time, I should keep trying. Thanks for this post.

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    1. Hi. Thank you for your thoughtful comment! I use linen for muslin because I have got loads of it that I got for 90p/m which is really cheap – its the cheapest fabric in my stash. When it comes to a pattern I am learning that the more muslins I make the better the fit gets. My 3rd Hollyburn skirt fits like a dream :D. I think when you really like a style its worth doing a minimum of 2 muslins. The first one to get to grips with the construction and the second one to perfect the fit. So yes keep at it for a while at least 👊:D

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    1. Thanks Bellina! I’ve used 2 different methods for the yoke. One use the same conept as sewing a godet on a skirt. I checked out Youtube tutorial by just googling sewing a godet. That sxplain how to sew to the point. Just remember to sew wrong sides together with the seam allowance on the RIGHT side of the fabric. Hope that helps πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Thanks Hila – for getting back to me so quickly and for the advice. I will check out the godet tutorials. Following your blog now πŸ˜€

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