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Monday, January 17, 2011

Muslin, Muslin, Muslin Butterick 5331

    Hey Divas, I have been working over here on Butterick 5331..While to some it may not be much of a challenge but for me it is posing a big challenge... The first challenge being, having never made any sort of jacket or shirt with buttons ,so this will be a first of many... Secondly, after doing a muslin this weekend...I realized that this jacket was not going to button comfortably as shown in the line drawings.  May I also add that I've never considered myself to have a full bust, but therefore after realizing that I would need to do (gasp) the dreaded FBA for some... I almost stuck my tail between my legs and ran home lol......
 

After I got my second wind. I said to myself  will I be a hinderance to myself? Because people we know we can often times hinder ourselves.... But that's another topic another day lol... But I said,"nope"...So,   I proceeded to get out my fitting books and search the internet in hopes of more clarity, to trudge through with this needed FBA... I must say that the task wasn't as daunting as I had thought it to be.... Now, for my disclaimer: Time will tell to see if I did the FBA correctly, let us pray!!! I also added about to 2 1/2 inches in length to pattern as well....
The jacket was not meeting my center front

Okay, yeah so I should have traced the pattern on tissue!
The FBA almost complete!

              Now, that I have the FBA done.. I prewashed and pressed my fabric for the real garment, but I don't want to rush.. I really want to take my time and learn and study my pattern and pattern instructions and see what will be....That's all I have for now Divas, as always be blessed and nothin' less!!!


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9 comments:

  1. Your FBA looks good so far. I never trace my patterns I just slice a tape. A princess seam garment is the perfect style to get a better fits through the bust. Just make sure the bust point on the pattern lines up. Can't wait to see the finished garment.

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  2. Thank you so much! It feels good to know that I may be on the right track! I pray everything is going well for you Diva be blessed!

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  3. It looks like you are doing well!

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  4. everything is going to work out great, especially because you did a muslin, you will be fine

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  5. Vanessa thanks for the encouragement! @Toy thank you Diva!

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  6. Wow, you are pressing right on up there with your techniques. Of course I haven't and will never need to do a FBA, so those who do them seem awfully professional to me. Great work girl!

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  7. Hey there Faye, thanks so much for all your kind words and encouragement! That means so much coming from the very people I admire in the sewing world! Thanks again :)

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  8. You are a real trooper, I have yet to do an FBA. Looking forward to your jacket.

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  9. Thanks Sheila! I just said this year I am throwing caution to the wind....And I am going to do my best to improve my skills and not hinder myself.....

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