|Front (before the straps were added)|
I'm sew grateful that I finished the Simplicity 2398 muslin last night.
My niece is coming over tomorrow to try it on. I hope she's impressed with the muslin. I can say that I am.
The illustrations and photographs on the pattern envelope do not show the beauty of the ties. Well, either do my photos.
I like how it is sewn as a strap around the neck and then flows in a single layer in the back. And the gathers in the front bodice, I like it more than I thought I would. It is very pretty.
I will make some changes when I sew the dress. I would like to use an invisible zipper on this dress. The pattern instructions suggest a lap zipper. So I'll have to sew the bodice back to the skirt before attaching all the bodice pieces together like the pattern recommends. But I don't think it will be a big deal.
I'm sew grateful that it is sewn because I don't think I'll be spending too much time around the sewing room this weekend. Well, except for checking out how it fits on my niece (hopefully there won't have to be any adjustments).
Right now I'm icing my back. The left side of my back is swollen and killing me right now. I was in a car accident this afternoon. I'm banged up on my back left side and my car is banged up on the front right side. I'm going to pop some tylenol and head to bed while my car recovers in the driveway.
Yup, I'm sew grateful I have the muslin done. (And that the other driver and I were able to drive away from the accident scene.) This might be a good weekend to catch up on some sewing related reading while I try the ice/heat therapy.
Megan commented on the straps and I should apologize for the poor photos. My bad.
I got ahead of myself and snapped pictures prior to attaching the straps.
Here are photos that, hopefully, show the detail of the straps better than my words.