Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cardi/Jacket Muslin Progress...

Cardi Muslin in progress, now with collar...

Cardi Muslin in progress, now with collar...

Apologies for the lopsided nature of these pictures--the camera battery died before I could redo!

Thanks for all the feedback on the cardi/jacket muslin from my last post on it--most of you felt that the collar would be a good idea, so I went ahead and basted it on, and I think you're right--it does look more finished.

So here's what I've decided:

  • I'll leave the length even all around after all. It's short enough to work for maternity, but long enough that it might work for a while post-maternity, too.
  • The FBA itself is just fine. I need to rotate the horizontal dart I added to point towards the apex.
  • I definitely need to add some front width, though--at least 2 inches total. It's supposed to wrap at least a little!
  • I'll take in the sleeve seams a bit.
  • I honestly have no idea how to fix these baggy raglan armholes--so whatever. It's a knit cardi-jacket. And the fashion fabric is much nicer/smoother than this crummy wrinkle-prone stuff, so maybe I won't get the same wrinkly effect.
  • I'm going to baste the final together before serging in case further tweaks are needed, but I'm done with this muslin!
  • Definitely going to replace this gathered peplum with a smoother eased peplum with a lot less fullness.

But not tonight. This pregnant seamstress needs to put her swollen feet up, cuddle with the cats and take a nap.


  1. It looks lovely!

    By the way, your RSS feeds seem to have stopped updating in lat March; I don't know if you turned them off for privacy or if it's a Blogger hiccup. I was glad when I clicked over and saw that you were still updating and I had a bunch of posts to read.

  2. Lydia, I didn't disable it--I guess when I switched from Blogspot to the feed got broken--the new one is

  3. Looks great so far! The red is awesome on you!

  4. Lydia, I think that may have been when I switched from blogspot to ... I have a new feed now.


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