Learning to sew: Mishaps with my muslin. Sigh. What to do? July 14, 2011 10:55 9 Comments

1950s_front_view
Here it is, at long last, the muslin of Butterick 9098, circa 1950s. What do you think? There are flaws, alas. The fit needs improvement. But isn't Atchison adorable? Cute? All that? And more. Of course.

1950s_side_fit
The side view.

1950s_rear_dress
The rear view.

1950s_bust_darts
The bust darts. What is causing that unseemly fold?

1950s_pleats
The pleats. A disaster. Yes, indeed.

1950s_full_atch
So. Dear readers, extraordinary sewists, you. How do I fix my muslin? The muslin is made of a quilting cotton, courtesy of a pal. The dress will be made of brocade, one of the suggested fabrics.

Yet another problem: The dress falls off the shoulder. Is there a way to fix that problem?

Butterick-9098
Here is the way the dress should look — the slim skirt view, of course.

Please. Please. Share your experience, strength and hope. I await your replies.