I finished sewing up the latest batch of muslins tonight:
(Ignore the fact that the coat muslin has two colors – I just ran out of blue fabric before hitting the sleeves.)
Overall, I’m pleased. The coat goes on gracefully over the dress, and while I think it might have too much flare at the bottom, that’s easily adjusted if I change my mind. The dress has some fitting and design issues, but as we’re only on the second muslin, that’s not too surprising. We’ll do some refining tomorrow.
The interesting question in these photos actually has nothing to do with the muslins. Should I wear my hair up, or down? I am leaning towards wearing it up, so I can show off that lovely neckline on the coat, but then, the long hair looks nice with the off-the-shoulder dress. I guess I’ll just have to try it both ways. 🙂
I have asked the powers that be at HGA whether it might not be possible to send in the dress late, if it’s accepted. No clue what they’ll say, but I’m content either way: getting the dress done by the entry deadline would mean working my tail off for the next two months, so there’s definitely a silver lining if they say no!
Tomorrow, a bit more weaving – also, sewing a pair of evening bags as gifts. One’s for my father’s wife, one’s for my sister-in-law. Both in silk – one gold with olive/brown accent, one champagne with white accent. I’ve never done purses before, but the pattern doesn’t look that complicated, thank goodness!