I never thought it would be so difficult...wow, what a journey. lol. Lots. Of. Fitting.
I posted my finished Taffy a while ago, but I actually started that long after I started New Look 6808. lol. Let's say it's been an on-again, off-again relationship, full of mental blocks, confusion, and a great deal of searching for help on the internet.
And I did find it! I'm grateful for the folks at Pattern Review, Alexandra from In-house Patterns, and all the commenters on my blog. The internet is wonderful!
Okay, enough waffling- pics:
|Thanks to the wind for making my hair look fancy here!|
It was good I didn't have to worry about ruining the fabric, could you get more basic than plain white? I know the top is a bit boring, I'm looking forward to doing more interesting things with the pattern next time :) I also think the fabric was maybe a little too crisp and sturdy. It really helped bring out every wrinkle...grr! Now that I'm learning to fit, every wrinkle means so much!
I actually found myself adjusting the fit while sewing this top, even though I'd already made 3 muslins! I won't go into that here, maybe I'll make another fitting post soon. I found the sleeves really horrible to ease in. I think my fabric was too thick, but also there was just too much ease in the sleeve cap- behold the horror:
|Not supposed to be gathered...|
The fit is still very far from perfect, but I actually deem this wearable..I think. It's weird, I never usually wear knit tops so a woven is a different feeling! I'd like to tweak the fit further before making another version. I still don't know if I have a sway back, but I ended up making two large back darts to try to get a nice shape in the back.
|Awkward pic, sorry!|
It may not be the best garment ever made but when I look at how far it's come, I think I deserve a bit of a celebration!
|Left: very first muslin.|
By the way, I used the same lapped zipper technique as I did for this skirt. It's really good, and I know someone wanted to know how, so here are the instructions, hope this is sufficient :)
I can't believe I finished this garment! Onwards and upwards eh?