With the help of my Craftsy class Sew the Perfect Fit and my dress form, Claudia, I got to work!
Claudia was so helpful in this process! I spent some time earlier tracing off the pattern pieces so all I had to do was cut the muslin and start sewing and fitting.
I have a new found appreciation for grain lines in the fitting process. This seems to take forever, but I feel like it was worth it to have a garment that really fits well. The Pastille is a great sheath dress, but that means that fit is King.
|Ignore Claudia's Sassy Bra (tm)|
|What madness is this?!|
|I never could have done it without Claudia or I would have had to get a friend to help me with this process.|
|Look! A result!|
|Almost final pattern. I need to take some more out of the shoulder seams.|
I really wanted to get the skirt fitted too, but at 2 AM I ran out of steam. I know I wasn't much company at Virtual Craft Night because I was deeply concentrating on this bull mess.
I would highly recommend this Craftsy class to anyone who likes to sew from commercial patterns and would like them to fit better! I am learning so much!