Sew collette: too tight muslin

1/20/2012 06:30:00 pm

I am sew* determined to have this skirt fit properly. Too many pencil-type skirts currently sit in the bottom of my drawer because they bunch up, ride up, twist up, etc. The worst are the ones that fold up as you're wearing them, giving rise to a flap in a most unforgiving place (I like to think of it as 'the vagina line')...

I learned from Sew Colette that the vagina line horizontal wrinkles come about because there is not enough ease, and so, accordingly, strain is placed on the fabric. In layman's terms: girl, you tooooooo chubby.

I cut a straight size 12 for my muslin. And well, I'd like to say it's just because I'm bloated and hormonal, but it is too tight around the waist and there are wrinkles all over the shop. Exacerbated, I think, because I'm using a very flimsy poly-pop and it lacks the structure to deal adequately with my structure. Oh and obvs, also because I am extremely puffed up at the moment (thank you oestrogen and white rice).

I think that just adding a centimetre-or-so to each side seam should fix it, but I will test first by fiddling with the seam allowances on the muslin. I am fairly happy with where the darts are sitting at the moment too, so I will need to check that adjusting the sides won't have dire consequences dart-wise.

I'm going to add 3cm to the length as well, since when I make the real version of Meringue, it will be a work skirt. With 3cm added to the pattern, it should sit pretty much exactly where it is without the hem or waist facings sewn...right?

*Boom ching!

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1 comments on this post

  1. Hello! I love the colour of your muslin version! Around the waist... maybe just grade up a size through the waist and hips? I'm no expert, but that would be my guess.

    :) Gillian.


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