Sunday, 9 December 2012

Making the muslin

Thanks to all the lovely readers who appreciated my chevron skirt. This is a small update on the muslin I made for the T shirt draft along.. at Sewcountrychick. Did it really work out well for you ? Justine's was a success. Okie dokie,  sewers who are drafting along I need some suggestions.. So please read and tell me what you feel. 

I had this material which is not a knit but a little bit of stretch. Its a kind of poly and crushed. So I added a 2inch of ease to all the measurements the author suggests while making a woven blouse.I drafted using the steps for a knit.
I also added a yoke as in Sophie Tee from the book Design it yourself clothes.
Here are my results. The neckline and hemline still remain unfinished. Sorry for the weird poses ;) That is just to give a feel of how much pinching the armhole is :P
Should there be some ease at the armsyce if it is not a knit ? I feel its an yes but the book does not say that.


The problem is the armsyce is sad !! I chose a depth of 6.5 inches as suggested in the book. Well Its too uncomfortable when I lift the hands, it pinches OUCH!. So do you think a 7 inch of depth will give the required ease, when I lift? Did you face any problems while drafting ? Please leave me a comment..Or links on drafting armsyce.
To see the other projects form the book you can click here.Also I shall keep adding more posts on the projects that I draft from this book.


  1. Hi diya. I had the same problem with my green T. I explained a little what I did in my post. You need to bring your side seam in ay the bustline, lower the armhole and bring the shoulder seam in a little. I would bring the whole from the from the shoulder to the bust in and lower the armhole. Just scoop out your pattern. I hope that helps a little. It's pinching because its too high on you. You can still save the shirt. Leave the sleeve alone, remove it, adjust the bodice, and sew it back on.

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  3. Happy Holidays!
    thank you for stopping at my blog, and I just followed you.
    I like the fabric and design of your top.
    Justine gave you the same advice I would have given.
    I will look forward to seeing it finished.

  4. It's a lovely shirt, I think with certain materials you have to allow for extra room because some materials have no "give" or stretch to them. I remember sewing a shirt that I was so excited about out of muslin but (as a big girl), I forgot to put a little extra room in it and I could barely get it over my head! ;)

    Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}


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