I finished my muslin for the top part of the dress about a week ago. To be honest, I feel kind of funny posting photos of myself -- most of the clothes I make are for Dagim and he's generally an agreeable model. Most of the sew-along peeps (including me) are having issues with the bust darts. So while I feel weird posting pictures and talking about bust darts, seeing and reading about other people's experiences has really helped me.
I wish I had used a different fabric for the muslin. This is the orange-y fabric I originally purchased for the ties on the dress. It's very stiff and I think the soft linen of the actual dress will drape much differently. But anyway, here's the front:
I lowered and shortened the darts on my right side. The left side darts are from the original pattern markings. I think I could stand to lower the bust dart another inch or so but I don't really feel like fiddling with this anymore (can you say lazy?).
Here's the back:
|Please ignore the garbage bag in the corner!|