Here she is so far!
After that first muslin, I took some time away and let things percolate. I also took Sew the Perfect Fit on Craftsy. Overall, I think I’m starting to see what the fit issues I have actually are. I bet that’s the biggest hurdle for new sewers…things don’t fit right, but it’s hard to figure out what to change.
When I came back to the muslin, I decided I needed to move the shoulder seams, do an FBA, and do a broad back adjustment. The broad back adjustment was the best, and I’m realizing that I probably need it on the Sorbetto too. Not sure if this is a Colette patterns issue for me, or all patterns. It wouldn’t surprise me, since olympic lifting = muscles?
Anyway, I made all the edits except the broad back and sewed another muslin of the top part. Then I looked at my back measurements compared to the pattern and decided I needed to add .5″ to the back (so .25 to the actual pattern piece). I was pretty confident about that, so I went straight to the fabric and the photo above has the darts sewn, but the rest is just pinned together to double check the fit. It’s good!
I cannot wait to finish this one. Going to try to get it done by the 26th.
Changes I made:
- Moved shoulder seams back 7/16.
- moved bust dart up 1″
- Did a .5″ FBA (for 1″ total)
- broad back adjustment: added .25″ to back from armscye to waist or so (took cross-back measurements, factored in ease in pattern and compared).
- read through pocket tutorial (and w/french seams) and prep pockets
- look up seam finishes (and here) for double gauze (zigzag? maybe french seams?)
- make bias tape (out of the light gray lawn, or maybe test the double gauze)
- consult aster tutorial for bias tape/placket
- turning belt loops
- learn button holes
- button placement idea
- prevent gaping with backwards button