Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lobster Dress Muslin

Hi Readers!

I'm back from Russia and I've finished my second muslin for my Lobster Dress. Remember the lobster fabric from a while ago? Well, I had a very precise vision of what I wanted and couldn't find the pattern for it. So the only thing to do was to draft my own!

So yes, this is the muslin. I got this fabric for £1/ yard in London's Portobello market and the price was the only reason I picked it up (orangy, polyester... yuk). However, it doesn't look bad at all in this dress. I actually regret not making the muslin with more care so I could wear it. This shows how difficult it is to evaluate the potential of a fabric until you see it as a garment.

Any who, the dress in its current form is not perfect yet, but it's an encouraging start.

I need to fix the pockets, fix the opening, fix the collar, and maybe raise the waistline. Or should I keep it lower? It's supposed to sit directly at the waist, but this waistline has grown on me... it's really comfy. What do you think?

As usual, pattern drafting is such a time-consuming process, but it's getting increasingly easier as I accumulate the various basic pieces tailored to my body (i.e., bodice block, skirt block, sleeve block).

Once I'm done with all the alterations, putting together the actual make should be a breeze. Expect to see many of these dresses from me this summer.


  1. Ooh, wow, very impressive. I can't imagine drafting my own dress!

  2. Very cute, cant wait to see with the lobster print!


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