Saturday, 21 May 2011

Crescent Sew-Along #2: final muslin take!?!

Dearest readers, I want to thank all of you who gave me brilliant advice regarding my first crescent skirt muslin. Thanks to your comments, I now have a muslin that I'm really happy with, making me believe that I can actually carry this style off.

BEFORE...


AFTER...


I took on board your comments to trim some height off the waistband, which has worked wonders in elongating my torso. I also took the hem up by an inch, which I think is more flattering as it's still 'long' without swamping me. When I come to sew up my actual skirt, I will also take in the side seams just a touch. 

Lastly, I agreed with your comments that a dark fabric will work best for my shape. I'm so happy with what I've found, it's dark yet perfect for summer with it's little anchor and polka dot print:


What do you think lovely people? Is it safe for me to start cutting my fashion fabric? Do you approve of the  changes I've made?   

16 comments:

  1. It looks lovely! So does the waist band now sit below your natural waist? I have a short torso, so I think this might work for me too (shame I've nearly finished mine).
    I love that fabric too!
    Ashley x

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  2. Thanks Ashley and yes, it sits a little below my natural waistline. I'm sure yours will look great and if you're not 100% happy with it, you can make another ;o)

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  3. Cool, thanks :) Oh I'm sure there'll be plenty more, I love this pattern!
    Ashley x

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  4. That looks so nice! Shorterning the length makes so much difference! I love that fabric too

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  5. Ooooh, that fabric! Please don't tell me I missed that at Goldhawk Road! That looks great with the height taken off the waistband. I'd say you'r good to go! Are you going tobe doing any topstitching on yours? Contrasting red thread would look amazing!
    Px

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  6. A much better fit in my opinion and really flattering. I LOVE your sailor fabric! Your skirt's going to look gorgeous Marie. x

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  7. Wow, there is such a difference. The improvements look awesome. I like anything nautical, especially anchors. That's going to be a well cute skirt.

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  8. I am in love with that fabric and it will look amazing with that skirt pattern. By the way, the second muslin is much more flattering for you shape.

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  9. Thank all, I now feel confident to carry on with this!

    Portia - You didn't miss out on that fabric on Goldhawk Road, I got it from my local Fenwicks. Also, I've not thought about topstitching yet, as I feel so far behind, but I'm sure I'd like to add some nice detail when I get to that point!

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  10. I love the fabric and I agree it looks better with the shorter length and lower waistband! Good luck with your topstitching. You'll have to share some tips if it goes well because that's my total sewing downfall.

    Cute shoes!

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  11. Totally approve! You know what I like even more? That fabric. I adore nautical and think you've made the perfect choice! RL x

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  12. looks fab. I can't wait to see it made up in the fabric you chose :)

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  13. I think I have that fabric in the opposite colours - cream background, blue spots and red anchors! It's so cute, isn't it?! Your skirt's looking awesome - will be lovely in that fabric.

    (I found your blog through your scary dress - glad I did :) )

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  14. Amy - I'll definitely share any topstitching tips if I manage to do it neatly ;o)

    Reana Louise - I'm a bit in love with my fabric too!

    Sarah - thanks very much!

    GentlewomanThief - welcome to my blog!

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  15. What an excellent idea! The waist line modification would definitely make the style work better for me too.

    The fabric is great too - I used it for a dress already http://kniinkuinkoti.blogspot.com/2011/05/kesamekko-simplicity-2444.html and am hoping I have enough left for a skirt!

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