So here's the total package - Lucas actually slept in this last night! Note the pockets he insisted on, which were slapped on and included in the elastic casing - yikes! He could care less about the gathered neckline, but this will NOT be going to anyone's house for a spend-the-night! Oh, and he's now asked for zippers to connect the top and bottom, and when I told him that was impossible he asked if buttons would work. So apparently I've got to put buttonholes in the shirt now. Weird kid...uh, I mean, so creative!
And here's the muslin of my Mardi Gras dress - I did a short knit thinking I could sleep in it, but not with that cowl neck hanging open! Forgive the frowny face - I had seen the previous shot and was dismayed at the hippage.
Obviously I need to loosen the side seams at the hips and do a swayback adjustment - never done that before, and this is one piece, so I bet it involves cutting out a wedge or something....off to research this later!
And what to do about a cowl? I love cowl neck stuff, but they're so awful to wear when you have to bend over. Here it's not draping at all - the fabric's not very drapey, so I'll have to make sure the real stuff drapes better than this.
And here is what I get when I tuck it down myself. I'll have to tape it to my bra I guess, to keep it from flipping open. Any suggestions?
And this is what I found yesterday at Gorgeous Fabrics. It's a polyester knit jersey with square holographic "sequins." (Now when they put sequins in quotations like that, what exactly does that mean? I don't see anything sequiney looking thing in the picture.) What do you think? I almost bought it on the spot yesterday, but at $14/yard I wanted to think about it for a minute. I like it better than the other swatch I ordered, which isn't here yet, and I don't think I have time to wait for another swatch to arrive.
I was sort of thinking I could use a gift card to Hancock's (if they ever decide to award the prize, that is) to buy the crushed panne fabric, but after seeing the muslin pics I'm thinking that I need a print to break up the hippiness. I also thought about trying the keyhole bodice since there's no cowl to worry about. I may whip that up today, since the first one took a total of one hour to do. Off to the machine!