Who says you can't have fun on a cold January evening in rural France?
I finally got round to finishing off the muslin of Burda 127, trying it on and photographing it. All this was done after nightfall hence the 'glow' of the photos!
After reading some of the comments about this pattern I decided to cut size 72. My measurements were actually between this size and the next one up but as so many people had found their muslins drowning them I went for the smaller size...and as you can see there was still somewhat of a drowned effect!
|muslin 1 the front view|
|Muslin 1 the back view|
|Muslin 1 the side view.|
So, given that Sunni has written some great fitting posts and I have a book that promises a 'perfect fit' if you follow their fitting advice what do you think I did next?
Yep - I went right off piste and decided to see whether if I redrafted the front leg section altogether, omitting the pleat, this would solve the excess fabric issue!
You see I wasn't keen on the pleaty baginess around the front of my crotch - are you with me??
But rather than redoing the whole muslin because although I do live in rural France and it is January I still have some kind of life (really) and probably also because I realised I really was going out on a bit of a whim I decided to just try out my theory on one leg.
I know, genius!
I then decided that I should probably adhere to some proper fitting advice and shorten the crotch depth and length as well.
So here is muslin 1B (with my left leg with newly drafted without pleat section).
|Muslin 1B front view|
|Muslin 1B back view|
|Muslin 1B side view|
|tall and leggy?|