Muslin #3

ETA: Better directions on the BWOF swayback adjustment, where to find it and stupid typos

I want to say I have it, but I realize I might be tired and ready to cut in to my silk! Here’s the third muslin for Butterick 6408.

I made a minor sway back adjustment (1 inch) using the BWOF method from the April 2004 edition . They have you slice at the waist almost to the end. Overlap the two and re-draw the straight of grain. Then, you have to add what you took out back to the hem.

I constructed the foundation using Summerset’s advice. I used plain old muslin and silk organza. With the hope that if this muslin fits, I can use this foundation in my actual garment.

Trena and I split several yards of spiral steel boning and boning caps from Greenberg and Hammer. Except we were so tired last night that I have the caps and she has the boning. We’ll both be at the post office tomorrow.

From the original, this is 1/2 inch larger in the upper bodice and 1/2 an inch smaller than version two. This is the best overall fit so far. But, compared to version two, I think it may still be too tight in the upper back bodice. I think I could use 1/4 to 1/2 inch more.

I don’t think I need to do another muslin. At this point I think the fit is good and needs only a slight tweaking. I’ll let it out another 1/4 inch tomorrow and take some photos.

But, considering I’ve dozed off when immobile for 10 mins, I admit I may be tired and need the voice of reason. So gentle readers, am I ready to cut?

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