Friday, August 15, 2008

Mini Wardrobe Contest Update

I really have been working on my Mini Wardrobe Contest entry. Honest!

I have S3756, the linen pants, almost completed. They need a hem, but I need to decide what shoes I'll be wearing with them before I hem them. I'm leaning toward a pair of red kitten heel Mary Janes, but I'm not sure.

I've started the cheongsam top using McCalls 4381:

I'm making view A, the blue one. The first muslin was better than I expected it to be. I cut a size 16 and I added a 1" FBA and 1" of length at the waist. The fit was alright. For the second muslin I added a 5/8" sway back adjustment and I moved the side darts up 1/2". I still need to make a forward shoulder adjustment and then I'll cut it out and sew it up this weekend. Hopefully it will fit well enough to get started on the real top. Here's a pic of the altered front pattern piece:

This was the first time I've worked with an asymmetrical front and I had to make all changes to both the right and left sides. I also had to make slight adjustments to the left shoulder piece and to the facings for both of those pieces as well. I can definitely say that this is the most challenging project I've ever done fit wise. I'm feeling good about it though, and I'm hopeful that the final top will be a success. I'll know for sure this weekend.


Martha said...

Wow, Amazing. I have to admit, adjustment scare me. Maybe that is why I stick to straight up and down little girls. :)

erez said...

unique cool design
linen and silk fishermen pants
one size fits all
loose look relax in style perfect for tropical weeding

Sheila said...

Hi Shannon and Thanks for the lovely compliment on my blouse. I agree the collar/front facing for the blouse is really wacky, but I've managed to get it sewn. Now I’m tinkering with the sleeves. Looking forward to your slacks. I like the style of them especially flaired leg style they fit into the asian inspired theme perfectly. Will stay tuned.

Michelle L. said...

I have that pattern, too...but managed to buy it in the wrong size!!! Now what am I going to do with a size 12????

angie.a said...

Wow is right. That was a LOT of work. Right here is about the time that I shove it aside and move on, LOL! :D

hehe, you got spammed by fisherman pants!!!