A first time for everything...

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On Saturday I did something I've never done before... I made a muslin! The two day Louisiana trip planned for last weekend turned into a one day Austin trip, so I had most of Saturday and Sunday free to work on the cocktail dress.

Something you should know about me, I never make muslins. Ever. I know there's a million reasons why one should and I've had several dresses that could have benefited from a trial run muslin but I'm super stingy with my fabric and I always feel that since I have so many projects I want to make, sewing something twice is not very appealing. Having said all that, after all the weird sizing chart issues with this dress a few of you suggested I bite the bullet and make a muslin. What sealed the deal is the fact that I was thinking about making this dress in a navy cotton for day anyway, so I used a navy sheet I had lying around and figured I could finish this muslin out later and make it wearable. I cut a 10 for the bodice and waistband and a 12 for the skirt. It fit really well with a decent amount of ease. I probably could have gone down a size but I don't think it will be that big of a deal. On Sunday I cut the silk and started assembling the bodice and waist. Hoping to finish it up tonight!
No makeup + pale legs = yikes

Now to SSS days 16-18...

Day 16: Black & white striped pencil skirt; worn to Ikea and bumming around SoCo in Austin
Promise I'm not pregnant, nor do I have a beer belly, just a ridiculous slouch...
 Day 17: Green polka dot Sorbetto; worn for a grocery store outing, the rest of the day was spent in pjs



Day 18: Assembly line skirt; worn for church



Also Day 18: The boyfriend's sister is an amazing photographer and is thinking about starting a business so she asked us to take some fake "engagement" pics so she could practice and have some for her portfolio. Of course I had to wear something "self stitched"...






We are dorks who love fake mustaches...
 

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emmalemma
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September 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM delete

Really cute pics! I also made a muslin this weekend and I don't usually do it either. I wanted to make sure that I was cutting the right size in my Colette Parfait and I just needed a little adjustment under the arms, so I guess it was worth it..? lol

I see you're doing Gertie's bombshell class, have you started the dress? I don't remember a post about it, but I also haven't been watching like a hawk either. I ask because I'm also taking the class and slowly, slowly, slowly getting started!

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Heather
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September 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM delete

Good for you! I'm glad you made it up as a wearable, daytime version. I hope both versions work out for you! That colour is beautiful.

Also, I love your polka dot sorbetto! :)

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Reana Louise
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September 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM delete

That last two pictures are too cute! xx

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Forrest
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September 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM delete

Thanks so much!

Emma, I haven't started the bombshell yet because I haven't been able to pick a fabric! I have watched the videos about 3 times each though and the anticipation is building! I think I'm just going to close my eyes, pick a piece of fabric and run with it!

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Meg the Grand
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September 26, 2011 at 3:17 PM delete

LOVE the mustache picture :)

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