Added Feb 18, 2013
this is actually my muslin top
wanted to check the sonja pattern
before i make it into a dress
using some more fabulous fabric
now.. i’m not so sure i want to make that dress at all
i usually sew using self drafted patterns or burda patterns
with burda, i always use size 38 for the bodice
and it usually fits me like it should
no alterations needed
(now.. if i measure my body
and look at burda sizes – i should not be able to fit into the size 38
but i guess they leave lots of ease)
but this pattern i could not figure out
i guess it’s not made for flat chested chicks, that’s all
i cut size 12 at the waist
but graded to size 10 at the bust (and it still was a bit big on me)
bodice was awkwardly long
and, cause i was too lazy to move the darts
and shorten it at the bottom
i lowered the neckline.. like – a lot
at least 15 cm (which is 6 inches, in case you wonder)
ok, i went overboard with that
probably 10 cm would be better
cause this way, waistline sits above my actual waistline
but after hours and hours of working on the top
i just felt like i should just finish it
and save myself some more misery
all these alterations
kind of ruined my favorite part of original pattern
that interesting armscye cut
but at least, they made the bust dart sit where it should
(it was really low set at first)
so.. in conclusions
dunno.. i kind of like the top
it’s a wearable muslin and i plan to wear it a lot
as it’s comfortable, even if the fit is not perfect
but i don’t think i’m going to make that dress
(though it would be easier, i’ve made pattern pieces
for my altered version)
see more pics on my blog
cotton shirting fabric, striped (white and deep purple) remnants, some 60cm in total
chunky zipper (80cm)
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