Macaron…. Full of interesting design details and so many wonderful versions online…
How could I resist to it’s charms… I even got an added motivation when Sew Colette 2.0 moved their deadline to Sept 09.
With small incentives during the work, I bought classes, patterns, books.. all to keep at focus on the finishing task ( or torture myself..) One of It was Craftsy Couture Dress by Susan Khalje.
Without much do… Here is Muslin N1of the original pattern:
Accordingly with the pattern measurement table the right size would be a 12. As you can see, there are loads of excess fabric on the top yoke front and back, and the bust darts looked at the wrong hight.
5 muslins versions later, I ended up with:
Size 10-8, improved with elimination of excess fabric by creating dead darts
Redrafted the darts from the back yoke
Lengthen the pattern bodice
My fingers weren’t ready for so much intensive sewing ….