I picked up some silver linen from A2F. But oh when will I ever learn to make a muslin!!!. I had it at try on stage, and naturally there was gaping at the armholes because I didn’t do an FBA. If I’d made a muslin the need for an FBA would have been obvious.
Luckily I had enough fabric to start again (because I had planned on using some silver to trim a jacket).
I have attempted FBAs before but have never really understood what I was doing. Not till I read Alexandra’s tutorials. These were so useful, now I feel like I should re-make my whole wardrobe! well the things that would benefit from an FBA (oh dear does that mean more fabric) :). I feel like this is the first properly fitting top I’ve ever made!! with no gaping at the arms or pulling across the chest.
It said 100% linen, not sure how it can be, it’s basically a white linen with a silver coating on one side. Whether it is or it isn’t- it’s rather lovely and has stood up fine to washing. I do make sure to iron carefully on the wrong side, not convinced the silver is really linen. I used the ‘wrong’ side to make the binding.
I can see more FBAs in my future, more muslins certainly doh! I guess all that works with slowing down the sewing a bit. Something I’m trying to do. Never thought I would get to the stage of too many clothes but I guess that happens when you’re obsessed with sewing. Anyone else have a similar issue?
Happy sewing all xx