So I picked up some muslin-ing fabric, a deep red Martha Stewart sheet on sale at the local Goodwill. Once I washed it, it was more of a brick red -- a lot of the dye bled out, but thankfully, I'd washed it all by itself. And I started working on Vogue 8755. I never did enter the LWD contest, as I barely finished the muslin before the deadline. But I like it so much that I've been wearing it with great delight. The only issue I found is that it is a bit snug around the ribcage -- I'd like another half-inch in each side seam. Fortunately the fabric has enough give that it isn't uncomfortably snug, though. I guess the pre-cutting measurements weren't so bad!
I've worn it a couple of times now, and am pleased that even if I didn't get further than my muslin, at least the red muslin itself has become a fun dress, that works with a sweater and tights but will also work alone in summer.
|With grey tights & sweater|
|I added pockets, of course|
|One of my better zips ever --|
but you can notice that I haven't
sewn in the hook & eye at the top yet...
The only thing that this pattern was missing was pockets, so of course I added some. Simple side seam pockets, there was lots of room for them and they are so useful to have. I used the same fabric for them, again, as I was just going to test it all out. This wearable muslin is a winner!
This is gorgeous! I love the red on you! I also like the way you styled it, I think the red/grey combo is really classy.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't have noticed the tightness, so if it's still comfortable, yay!
Thanks - yes, I love the colour combo and it really extends the wearability, I think.Delete
Your dress is beautiful! Excellent work! Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU for your kind comments :)Delete
Lovely dress really suits you. I agree the red/ grey combo is a winnerReplyDelete
Thank you, I like it, and was so pleased my necklace matched too -- don't get a chance to wear it often.Delete
Beautiful! And pockets for the win!! Love this dress, I'm on the hunt for yet another pattern for my stash now.ReplyDelete
This is a pattern that I could see many variations for...it's a great fit too -- and, yes, I love pockets! Hope you find your own copy of it!Delete