Here it is:
This was my first attempt at sewing a piece with lots of curves, so the seams are pretty pathetically awful – I’m going to ask Sharon to show me how to sew a decent curved seam when I go up to see her on Sunday.
That said, I actually rather like this version, now that the purple collar is in place – it adds weight to the right half, reduces the vast fields of yellow, and adds an interesting reverse curve on the yellow side. Of course, the finished version will look nothing like this muslin, since the colors will be wildly different – so I really need to dye some muslin to match the panels. I might be able to do that this weekend, in between making chocolates. (Two kinds of chocolate covered caramels, chocolate covered apricots, chocolate covered candied Meyer lemon, Rangpur lime, grapefruit, and yuzu peels.) Hopefully Sharon can teach me to sew a decent seam and we can troubleshoot the design issues together.
Off to dinner! mom is in town and we are picking her up from the airport.
Michelle M Rudy says
Your take on making the coat more attractive is on the mark. Personally, I don’t like two curves in front and back. (That is, it isn’t something I would want to wear. which probably doesn’t matter.) In the back, the upper curve isn’t subtle and lower one seems to emphasize the butt. Granted it does look better in the Photoshop mock-up, possibly because the effect of the curves isn’t as blatant as it is in the muslin. Would you be interested in smoothing the curves a bit?