I caught up on the Tiramisu sew along and finished my dress. It is so comfortable, I have worn it two days in a row!
Here I am with my trusty assistant just after I got home from work today. He is carrying his much loved "Ninny". This once was a beautiful cream hand knitted rug made by my Mum when he was a tiny baby. Now Ninny is... well...much loved!
I am also pretty happy with the fit. It's a great pattern to sew. The fit was pretty good straight up but there was so much room for adjustment as I went and that made it quite fun to play with. I had it on and off so much while I sewed up the bodice I ended up sewing it in my underwear - much to the amusement of my family. Luckily the weather has been hot in Sydney lately!
I love the fact that I can create a muslin that is completely wearable and then adjust my pattern so next time I have the best chance of making a dress with a perfect fit straight up. I don't have nearly as much time for sewing as I would like and sometimes it feels a little disappointment to invest a whole lot of time in a muslin that will never be worn. This pattern solved that problem for me.
It does pull a little through the bodice but I think I am being silly - it's definitely a better fit than any thing I have ever bought myself.
In the next few days I'll post about the first week of Handstitched - another very exciting project!!