Not much time for sewing lately, but I DID finish one thing. First, a cool picture of "popcorn cake" which was made from a recipe on the back of Lucas's kid's menu at Tchoup Chop (Emeril's restaurant at the Royal Pacific in Orlando). Looks beautiful, but way too much marshmallow. There are M&M's and peanuts in there too. I think this picture would make a good jigsaw puzzle.
So forgive the blurry pictures, but this is my muslin of Vogue 8558, which looks like a scrub top to me on the pattern envelope for some reason.
I think it was Kitschy Coo who mentioned posting favorable pictures of oneself and editing out the bad ones a while back. I almost deleted this one, but decided you've got to see the front and how long it is (I cut 3 inches off the length already), and how hippy/gutsy it makes me look.
I almost did a swayback adjustment to start with, but figured this was my muslin so I'd see what happened. It has a weird curve at the bottom that pokes out too.
So by now you've noticed wrinkles emanating from the armpits - is this what you refer to as a tight armscye? I never heard that word till I joined Pattern Review, but I think it's a problem here. Not one reviewer mentioned this, though. (When I mentioned to Lucas that the pattern was too small there, he said, "Well maybe they weren't expecting a woman of your size." That was my laugh of the week!)
I do love the neckline detail and the gathered bustline. I have to work out those gathers better on one side, as I crossed the band higher up for a little modesty. This is reminding me of a robe my mom had in the 80's for some reason, and I think it would make a really cute dress. I'm not feeling it for work though; seems a little too casual and low-cut obviously. I will definitely try again with larger armscye(s?) to accommodate my bulging armpits.
And one last Mardi Gras memento. Dean went to New Orleans a day ahead of me with his buddies and shared a room. This is what I found when I checked in the next day, knowing they had caroused in the Quarter.
And page 649 really was Psalm 80, so they DID actually crack a Bible! What good husbands!