Its a fine Friday morning today and I hope its also a fine day where you are. Continuing on from my last post about my Made Up pledge. I decided to do a muslin post.
As per M6696 sizing chart I cut size 8 and unusually for me this shirt dress fit right out of the packet with no alteration whatsoever. The sleeves are a bit tight near the elbow but other than that Yay! I don’t know what the fabric used for the muslin is – its something I picked up for 90p/m from a woman who had shut down a fabric store.
When I looked in the mirror for the first time my thought was “I look like a mole woman!” . Yes. I am rocking the mole women look from Unbrakeable Kimmy Schmidt (if you have never seen this brilliant Tina Fey produced Netflix show look it up).
Most reviews on this pattern did not like the back gathers. The blousey back detail is actually quite nice. I like it. Considered taking it out but I wanted to see what the designer intended for the dress. Something Kate (Fabrickated) said on her post about the integrity of the pattern resonated with me so I think in future I will try to see what the designer intended it to look like before removing any key design features. Does that make sense? I hope I can stick to it.
Construction wise this dress had soooo many steps! Its cute but gawd! I have very nearly finished my actual dress. Photo shoot this weekend and hopefully blogged before deadline :-).
In other news I have bought a new garment for the first time in over 5 years! Whilst looking for thermal underwear at Aldi I came across these and they looked so comfy bought then at £12.99. Which I thought was a reasonable price.
Mr SNS doesn’t think they should be worn outside the house. “It all out there isn’t it?” were his exact words this morning when he was taking pics. Looking at the pictures I think I get what he meant. The camel colour of the jodhpurs is close to my actual skin tone it creates an almost nude effect..what do you think? To wear or not to wear? They are incredibly comfortable though I have never been horse riding – nor will I. Ever. But I can rock the look with my Sewaholic Granville :-P.
For more details of the awesome Made Up Initiative hosted by Karen of Did you Make click to Karen’s post here for full details. Go on and make a pledge too!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy sewing everyone!