11 August, 2010
V 1155 muslin
I love the futuristic, Star Trekky techno vibe of this Guy Laroche Vogue pattern, and the fact that it could be constructed as a two piece - jacket & skirt - as easily as a dress.
So, here's the muslin. Not bad. I cut a 12, tapering to 10 at the waist, and doing a bit of an FBA to the side bodice. I also lengthened the front bodice a little, and will lengthen it all around by probably 1 cm more, taking it out of the waistband, so the upper waistband seam will sit below rather than across the bust, and will be 1 cm narrower. As designed, I find it a little clunky.
I lengthened the sleeve to 3/4 length, and added a bit of a cuff mimicking the front peplums - with a bit of paper just for now. Given our climate, not to mention climate-controlled interiors, a longer sleeve is more practical for fall than a short one.
I also lengthened the skirt by 6 cm - now it's as short as I'm willing to go for work wear. I'll also widen the underlap of the skirt, for modesty.
Back view: looks a little rumpled, but that's because it needs shoulder pads.
This is going to be made out of a beautiful lightweight wool-poly blend in a fine textured weave with tan, baby blue, and black, sold as menswear suiting, which I found at Fabricland recently.