What is a good fit?

25 May

I didn’t bother with the arms because I did a pin fit and they worked. I’m also skipping doing the skirt muslin even though it’s cut because the waist fits me here too. I have to say that I always think I could use another inch in the waist, but the marked waistline is hitting me at my waistline.

So, to me, the muslin fits. No gapois at the bust, fitting ease to stretch around, smooth through the center back and front. But, now that I see it in photos, I do see some bagginess in places. But, honestly? I kind of think that’s ok. I do think you need some room and I look at the dress on the model and I think it’s far baggier. Also, bear in mind that as this was my muslin, I can’t even testify to it being cut on the grain.


As a fairly lazy sewist, I’m open to second opinions. Does this fit?

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4 Responses to “What is a good fit?”

  1. christina May 25, 2007 at 23:14 #

    Looks good to me! I see the little bit of bagginess that you are talking about but I just call that ease. I mean, you’d be lucky to have RTW fit that good!

  2. christina May 25, 2007 at 23:14 #

    Looks good to me! I see the little bit of bagginess that you are talking about but I just call that ease. I mean, you’d be lucky to have RTW fit that good!

  3. Debbie Cook May 25, 2007 at 23:45 #

    As long as you already have the sleeves and skirt cut, why not just quickly sew them to the bodice?? The skirt will pull down the bodice, which may affect how it feels on you, and sewing the sleeves in will tell you more about the wrinkles … meaning, they might disappear entirely. It wouldn’t have to be pretty sewing. Just whatever it takes to sew a fast seam.

  4. Debbie Cook May 25, 2007 at 23:45 #

    As long as you already have the sleeves and skirt cut, why not just quickly sew them to the bodice?? The skirt will pull down the bodice, which may affect how it feels on you, and sewing the sleeves in will tell you more about the wrinkles … meaning, they might disappear entirely. It wouldn’t have to be pretty sewing. Just whatever it takes to sew a fast seam.

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