I'm planning on doing some serious research and learning all the terms/techniques that come along with getting a great fit. Joy, Katie, and Amanda that means I'll finally know what the heck you all are talking about in some of your posts! But for the here and now, I need some input on fitting so I can get 4 dresses sewn by Easter.
Here's the 14 on me with no adjustments:
Ignore the mess in the background! I can either sew or clean and I pick sew.
Gaping at the back armhole too...depending on how I stood trying to snap pictures the gaping would move around so obviously not a good fit!
I then played with pinning the side seams at the bodice while wearing the muslin and here's what that looked like ( btw, I don't recommend trying to pin side seams while wearing the dress OUCH!):
Gaping pretty much gone.
And now you know what I look like with no make up on and my hair barely brushed.
Disclaimers: The facings are not sewn in. I'm thinking of a fully lined bodice for the 'real' dress. There's not a zipper in my muslin. I stitched all the side seams. The darts and tucks aren't perfectly sewn. I didn't press any of the sewn parts on the skirt.
My conclusion is that I need to trace/cut out a size smaller. Right? Is there anything else that sticks out that I should keep in mind for the next muslin?