Gertie put up a schedule for Lady Grey Sew-along and that drove me to finish my muslin so I can keep up with the schedule. Here you go
What do you think? better? I think so, the wrinkle that you see around my bust on the ‘After’ photo is not a big deal, Mr. Su didn’t tell me otherwise I would have tidied up a bit before saying cheese. Anyway, the adjustment that I made:
– Shrink the lapels using tutorial from Gertie
– Shrink the collar using the same tutorial
– Get rid of lapel gaping using tutorial from Patty the Snug Bug
Check out my lapels, without a gap yay
– Chop off 2.5″ inch of the hem
– Shorten the sleeves width and lengthen the length. This is the remaining issue that still bugs me, it doesn’t fit right and looks wonky. I used tutorial/tips from Fit for Real People
I pored through Fit for Real People and thought that the problem was because of my high back. But after a closer look, the issue was my narrow back. The fix is quite easy, sew a bigger seam allowance around the area with wrinkles. I went all the way to 1.5″.
All in all, I’ve learned a great deal during the process. I’ve never altered so many aspects of a pattern to fit my body. The flikr group is definitely helpful to share ideas and photos. The other big help for me is Fit for Real People book. It is by far the most helpful sewing book that I own. It lays out problem and solution for all possible fitting issues out there. Check out my review here and I highly recommend the book.
Alright folks, it is time to take a deep breath and cut that precious wool tweed 🙂