Today was, thankfully, rather quiet at work. As the project manager, I have to be on hand pretty much all the time to answer questions etc., but if I’m caught up on task management and people aren’t asking too many questions, I can nip out and do other stuff, assuming I stay near the computer.
So, here are my two muslins:
I like the single breasted version better – it doesn’t distract from my face and it makes me look slimmer.
The pattern needs some adjustments though: I’d like the sleeves to be wider, and there’s something funky going on with the back:
It looks like it’s tight across the shoulders at the back of the neck, and there’s something funky going on at the waist. I’m going to have to track that down via my handy-dandy books on fit and adjusting patterns.
I’m not sure how I feel about the flare. It’s definitely dramatic, but I can’t help wondering whether a straighter pattern wouldn’t be more slimming, especially with the vertical lines in the fabric. I may try redoing the seams to eliminate the flare and seeing how it looks.
I’m rapidly reaching the point where I will have to stop sewing and start packing for the move, but I’m enjoying this process so far. And it is definitely a great antidote to work stress.