Disclaimer: There is good news and bad news then more good news in this post.
Good news #1:
I got the muslin for the cup-cake goddess’ pencil-skirt-sew-along slung together tonight. I haven’t made a start on fitting it properly but it was a lot closer to being right than I thought it would be considering…
Bad News: The pattern grading I worked on yesterday was a total waste of time because that muslin above?…. it’s a straight size 44 off the pattern. The pattern states that the finished hip measurement at size 44 is 43 3/4 inches. My hip measurement is 47 3/4 inches so I was busily grading up six inches on the pattern when I noticed there was no finished waist measurement marked on the pieces. I measured out pieces and soon realised that the finished hip measurement of that size 44 was actually 49 1/2 inches. I’d heard rumors of burda weirdness in patterns but to be almost 6 inches out? Is there something I’m missing here? Surely my printer is not that out of alignment?
But back to Good News #2: I don’t have to grade the rest of the pieces so I caught up to the muslin stage after all.
The fit isn’t too bad, it’s a little big if anything but I’m an absolute novice with this fitting stuff so I’m going to leave it for tomorrow but if you have any advice please feel free to leave me a comment :).
Side note: Here’s a really good reason why I crop my face out of these photos (besides the fact I reserve the right to moan about my job in anonymity), this muslin is quite sheer and I hope I haven’t offended anyone with the sight of my stripey underwear!