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Fits Like a Glove

This August I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net.  A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Lonsdale dress, which happens to also be a summer essential – happy day!  Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.

After reading about all of the fitting that Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch had to do for the bodice of her Lonsdale dress, I decided to make a muslin of the bodice for my own Lonsdale. I have just enough of the teal Japanese cotton to make up this dress, so I can’t afford an unfortunate cut. Every inch matters. Seriously.

I’m happy to say that the trial bodice fits like a glove. No alterations needed, which means… Hello, gorgeous teal, nice to meet you.

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16 thoughts on “Fits Like a Glove

  1. Isn’t it great when something works out perfectly like that? =) I love the teal fabric that you’re using.

    I think that you’ll like “The Young Victoria”- it’s a really sweet movie. And I’m so glad that you love your wallet!

    ~Kristin

  2. Sweet! I just love when the muslin turns out perfectly. Doesn’t it make you want to get cutting and sewing the real thing right away? Your teal Lonsdale is going to be the bomb!

    1. Yes, I’m eager to get to the actual dress! Too bad work keeps me so busy… And then I had sewing class last night… And there’s that maxi dress sitting around unfinished… !!

  3. Wow! No alterations?! That’s just pure craziness! I’m itching to start making mine but I have to go out of town this weekend…. Yarr!

    I’m green with envy. heh It looks great and can’t wait to see it in your teal fabric. 🙂

    1. Tasia’s bust and waist measurements are spot on for me, and with the adjusting that you can do with the ties, I found it really easy to fit. I didn’t get a second opinion though, so who knows what a more experienced eye would see. I did look at all the spots Sunni adjusted, and they all seemed fine, but,again, I’m very new at this!

  4. What a great fit. After the ruching and bias frustrations, this must be pure happiness! I wasn’t going to sew a muslin on the Lonsdale but I changed my mind and starting cutting one out last night, and wow, those ties on the bodice are so long! (I cheated and cut sections to piece together.)

    1. The ties are long. I actually like the bodice tied as a halter best, which means i can really shorten the ties. My plan is to add boning to the side seams and back of the dress to give it the support it’ll be lacking from changing the ties. Hopefully I’m not getting myself in trouble again!

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