I've never done any in-depth fitting before, having stuck to skirts so far (and making one dress that didn't fit very well)... so I decided to take on the challenge of making myself a fitted top, darts and all.
I'm using New Look 6808:
|doesn't it just look so innocent and simple?|
Let me show you the horror of the first muslin I made- brace yourself!
The first step was taking out all that extra length! I found out I have a short back-neck to waist, so 4cm came out above the waistline:
|Aaah, looks more like a top already!|
|Don't I look thrilled?|
Now it's time for more corrections and possibly/probably a 3rd muslin/toile. I will update with more on the epic quest for a fitting top!
Note: throughout this process, I've been trying to fit myself all alone except for the internet, no mannequin, having to pin myself in, relying on photos to see my backside... I do not recommend this! I am scheming to make my own personalised dressform with this method.
It may be a tough journey, but I've already been learning... and I won't quit until it's right! I will have my fitting top, mark my words! I'm motivating myself with the thought of the various cute tops I can make with this basic pattern :)
Of course, if anyone has any advice, questions, or suggestions, I'm all ears!