My *ahem* 31st birthday is tomorrow and my Post Passover Easter Brunch is on Sunday. I’ve taken today off to get ready.
So last night, instead of writing up my grocery list for my 40 guests, I worked on the Hot Patterns Cosmopolitan instead.
I’ve just got the cuff bands on the sleeves and the hem to complete. Not entirely sure how I’m going to hem it. I also want to say that the fit on top was not great on me. I had to take in about another inch at each of the front darts.
The muslin was a fine fit. But, for some reason, I struggled. Maybe it was the fabric? Maybe I messed up with my seam allowances? Also, I eliminated the back zipper. I’m not sure I would do that again considering that I also made the scoop neck not as deep. It’s a bit of a struggle to get it on and off and I might consider taking and inch out of the back skirt center seam.
I’ll post photos of me in it when it’s complete. *Hopefully* I can be overdressed and wear it on Sunday.
I hate on Beyonce whenever I can. She’s tall, gorgeous, fabulous figure, amazing voice. Just hating on her. But, I am more than happy to copy her style. Bee (I don’t even have to say ‘beyonce’ because we’re close like that) is in a Michael Kors dress. Erica B. first noted it on her blog. I’m making the Hot Patterns version.
I started with a red jersey muslin of the mock wrap version. I’m normally a 12 in patterns, I went down to a 10 for this one. After fitting the muslin, I decided to make an 8. It was pretty loose all around (which is not a look that works for me) and it was very low cut. Originally, I bought the the coral and brown chain link from Gorgeous Things, but Ann did it too. I don’t hate on Ann, but I can’t compete. So I’m saving that for a DVF like wrap dress.
So I started over with the left over red jersey and made the scoop neck muslin in an 8. I’m skipping the center back seam since it’s a knit and should pull over.
This fit muuuuch better. But, it’s again low cut. Without the facings, I could see the top of my bra.
So, I added an inch to the front and tapered up through the shoulder. I’ve done the same with my facing. I didn’t keep it at one inch all the way through the shoulder because I did not want to have to adjust the back facing also. I’m also adding about three inches to the short version. I didn’t care for where the skirt was hitting me.
I’m planning on cutting this all out tonight and sewing it up on Friday.