2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 3, 2011

FINISHED JACKET & DRESS MUSLIN

I've been so focused on the dress challenge that I neglected to post my finished Butterick 5333 jacketIt took me a while because of course I added features that were not included in the pattern.  There is still a matching pair of pants yet to be finished; however, bear in mind there is still that little matter of my sewing rule to contend with - that being - finish all projects started.  So the pants will get finished, but for now I have to move on with my dress.


On with the dress.  After two evenings of working on my muslin, I must say that although not perfect, it is a pretty good fit.  If you'll remember I added one inch down the center front to ensure I'd have plenty of room for buttoning up without gaping - this means I added a total of two inches to the center front of the dress.  It worked, but I think I'd be more comfortable adding another 1/4" totaling a 1/2" increase.  
 It's just a wee bit large at the underarm seam, which will not be hard to alter at all.
I'll make these two small alterations to the pattern tonight and go ahead and cut my fashion fabric.  I'm not sure, but I think I can see myself finishing this dress before the weekend is over...

16 comments:

  1. Lovely jacket Faye, waiting eagerly to your finished dress,

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  2. Can't wait to see your dress. Nice jacket too!

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  3. Your jacket is fantastic. Nice job on the dress fitting.

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  4. i love the coat! It came out beautifully :)

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  5. Wonderful jacket! It can be worn year-around. I would love that jacket with white pants and white sleeveless top in the summer.

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  6. This is a great jacket Faye and the color is one that can be paired with many colors...great job!

    You're on a great start with this dress, actually the muslin looks like a very cool and crisp summer dress! Can't wait to see the completed project! Good Luck!

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  7. Linda,
    I love the jacket. It turned out so nicely and I can envision it with so many different looks.

    Your dress muslin is coming along nicely.

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  8. Awesome jacket and good work, as usual~~

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  9. Your jacket is beautiful Faye! and I can't wait to see your finished dress!

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  10. THe jacket looks great, but the muslin took my breath away. It is so flattering on you!

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  11. Love your jacket! Your muslin is looking good too! Can't wait to see the final product and all of the other partcipant's dresses as well. Unfortunately I'm unable to join your challenge this time around but maybe next time! Happy sewing!

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  12. Looking gooood!
    And your jacket is lovely; a great colour and looks very well tailored.

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  13. You are a true inspiration! Your jacket is great!!!!
    Your dress muslin is also great. I can't wait to see the finished dress on you. You are so very talented.

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  14. The jacket came out great and have that pattern. I like the pockets and sleeve cuff details.

    Your muslin looks like a good fit. I think if I try a shirt dress again, I will go for a pattern with several panels for more shaping.

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  15. You are making such great progress! The only thing I've done is to pick out a new pattern!

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